Laos

Country Laos
Capital Vientiane
Continent Asia
Currency Kip(LAK)
Languages Lao

Vientiane

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Introduction

Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997.

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Laos - Wikipedia
Laos - CIA World Fact Book
Laos - BBC
Laos - National Geographic
Laos - Timeline - BBC

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China’s medical experts to the rescue in Laos - Asia TimesChina’s medical experts to the rescue in Laos  Asia Times

Laos allows shuttle flights to evacuate foreigners - The Star OnlineLaos allows shuttle flights to evacuate foreigners  The Star Online

Vietnam to close border gates with Laos, Cambodia to prevent virus outbreak - The Star OnlineVietnam to close border gates with Laos, Cambodia to prevent virus outbreak  The Star Online

China-Laos railway communication signal project commenced - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway communication signal project commenced - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Chinese medical team arrives in Laos to help fight COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese medical team arrives in Laos to help fight COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos's Coronavirus-Free Status Is Probably Untrue - Foreign PolicyLaos's Coronavirus-Free Status Is Probably Untrue  Foreign Policy

Laos records first two coronavirus cases - The Star OnlineLaos records first two coronavirus cases  The Star Online

Laos detects third Covid-19 case - The Star OnlineLaos detects third Covid-19 case  The Star Online

Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Donation Arrives in Laos to Combat Covid-19 - Yahoo FinanceJack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Donation Arrives in Laos to Combat Covid-19  Yahoo Finance

China govt, Jack Ma Foundation help Laos fight against Covid-19 - The Star OnlineChina govt, Jack Ma Foundation help Laos fight against Covid-19  The Star Online

Laos-Vietnam international checkpoint still open - The Star OnlineLaos-Vietnam international checkpoint still open  The Star Online

Laos orders shutdown of 10 entry points to curb virus spread - The Star OnlineLaos orders shutdown of 10 entry points to curb virus spread  The Star Online

Laos launches passenger processing systems at international airports - The Star OnlineLaos launches passenger processing systems at international airports  The Star Online

France returns Buddha images to Laos - The Star OnlineFrance returns Buddha images to Laos  The Star Online

No Covid-19 case but Laos implements tough prevention measures - The Star OnlineNo Covid-19 case but Laos implements tough prevention measures  The Star Online

Laos remains free from Covid-19 with 53 suspected cases testing negative - The Star OnlineLaos remains free from Covid-19 with 53 suspected cases testing negative  The Star Online

Chinese investment upheavals anger Laos' indigenous tribes - Nikkei Asian ReviewChinese investment upheavals anger Laos' indigenous tribes  Nikkei Asian Review

Northern Laos province closes 10 border crossings with Vietnam - The Star OnlineNorthern Laos province closes 10 border crossings with Vietnam  The Star Online

Coronavirus: Concern mounts in Laos, Myanmar despite reports of zero infections - The Straits TimesCoronavirus: Concern mounts in Laos, Myanmar despite reports of zero infections  The Straits Times

Laos govt advises employers to avoid hiring foreign workers - The Star OnlineLaos govt advises employers to avoid hiring foreign workers  The Star Online

200 houses in Laos were damaged by storm - The Star Online200 houses in Laos were damaged by storm  The Star Online

Tunnel on China-Laos railway completed - The Star OnlineTunnel on China-Laos railway completed  The Star Online

Cooperating to Save Laos' Plain of Jars - The DiplomatCooperating to Save Laos' Plain of Jars  The Diplomat

Laos suspends tourist visas, closes schools to prevent Covid-19 - The Star OnlineLaos suspends tourist visas, closes schools to prevent Covid-19  The Star Online

Construction of China-Laos railway power supply project starts - The Star OnlineConstruction of China-Laos railway power supply project starts  The Star Online

Laos to increase domestic distribution of electricity - The Star OnlineLaos to increase domestic distribution of electricity  The Star Online

Laos advises all sectors to work from home - The Star OnlineLaos advises all sectors to work from home  The Star Online

Congress introduces bill to halt deportations to Laos - NBCNews.comCongress introduces bill to halt deportations to Laos  NBCNews.com

Hit the Laos Loop and discover a magical lagoon in Khammuan - The Star OnlineHit the Laos Loop and discover a magical lagoon in Khammuan  The Star Online

Coronavirus Cases Double Overnight as Laos Braces For Potential Epidemic - Radio Free AsiaCoronavirus Cases Double Overnight as Laos Braces For Potential Epidemic  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia hails pact on border issues with Laos - The Star OnlineCambodia hails pact on border issues with Laos  The Star Online

Laos Cancels Public Events Including Lao New Year Celebrations on COVID-19 Fears - Radio Free AsiaLaos Cancels Public Events Including Lao New Year Celebrations on COVID-19 Fears  Radio Free Asia

Value of electricity consumption surges, imports decline in Laos - The Star OnlineValue of electricity consumption surges, imports decline in Laos  The Star Online

US allocates US$1.9mil to help Laos' Covid-19 prevention - The Star OnlineUS allocates US$1.9mil to help Laos' Covid-19 prevention  The Star Online

Laos govt borrows from World Bank to tackle rural poverty - The Star OnlineLaos govt borrows from World Bank to tackle rural poverty  The Star Online

China congratulates Laos People's Revolutionary Party's 65th anniversary - The Star OnlineChina congratulates Laos People's Revolutionary Party's 65th anniversary  The Star Online

Laos stops runners in their tracks - TTR WeeklyLaos stops runners in their tracks  TTR Weekly

Filipinos in Laos cope, prepare amid COVID-19 threat - INQUIRER.netFilipinos in Laos cope, prepare amid COVID-19 threat  INQUIRER.net

Laos border crossing in Phayao reopens - Bangkok PostLaos border crossing in Phayao reopens  Bangkok Post

China-Laos railway M&E engineering enters construction phase - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway M&E engineering enters construction phase - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

COVID-19 Cases Rise Across Southeast Asia as Governments Step Up Damage Control - Radio Free AsiaCOVID-19 Cases Rise Across Southeast Asia as Governments Step Up Damage Control  Radio Free Asia

Vietnam supports Laos, Cambodia with $200,000 medical equipment in Covid-19 fight - VnExpress InternationalVietnam supports Laos, Cambodia with $200,000 medical equipment in Covid-19 fight  VnExpress International

Lao Police Arrest Two for Video of Land Dispute Protest - Radio Free AsiaLao Police Arrest Two for Video of Land Dispute Protest  Radio Free Asia

United States announces additional $2 million to support COVID-19 response in Lao PDR - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebUnited States announces additional $2 million to support COVID-19 response in Lao PDR - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Thai- Lao border closed in Phayao - Bangkok PostThai- Lao border closed in Phayao  Bangkok Post

Brief on Laos' NDC and forestry sector was launched at a knowledge sharing and closing event on the decade-long ASFCC partnership - Center for International Forestry ResearchBrief on Laos' NDC and forestry sector was launched at a knowledge sharing and closing event on the decade-long ASFCC partnership  Center for International Forestry Research

Laos clearing more landmines, bombs - New Straits TimesLaos clearing more landmines, bombs  New Straits Times

Laos Postpones 11th National Sports Games Again, This Time Due to Coronavirus - Radio Free AsiaLaos Postpones 11th National Sports Games Again, This Time Due to Coronavirus  Radio Free Asia

Laos’ Four Thousand Islands recall unspoilt 1960s Thailand, for now - Post MagazineLaos’ Four Thousand Islands recall unspoilt 1960s Thailand, for now  Post Magazine

Tourism Malaysia strengthens ties with Laos to boost arrivals - The Star OnlineTourism Malaysia strengthens ties with Laos to boost arrivals  The Star Online

Lao morning news for March 10 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for March 10  AEC News Today

Who Will Save Luang Prabang? - The DiplomatWho Will Save Luang Prabang?  The Diplomat

National Games in Laos postponed again due to Covid-19 concerns - asianews.networkNational Games in Laos postponed again due to Covid-19 concerns  asianews.network

Lao government considers tax to protect environment - The Star OnlineLao government considers tax to protect environment  The Star Online

Laos Shutters Small Checkpoints on Borders With Vietnam, Cambodia, Citing Coronavirus Spread - Radio Free AsiaLaos Shutters Small Checkpoints on Borders With Vietnam, Cambodia, Citing Coronavirus Spread  Radio Free Asia

Try authentic Laotian food at the upcoming Lil'Laos pop-up in MiMo - Time OutTry authentic Laotian food at the upcoming Lil'Laos pop-up in MiMo  Time Out

Lao morning news for March 23 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for March 23  AEC News Today

Lao businesses lose out as National Games is postponed - The Star OnlineLao businesses lose out as National Games is postponed  The Star Online

Lao morning news for March 18 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for March 18  AEC News Today

Lao Authorities Seize Banned Wildlife Parts in Oudomxay - Radio Free AsiaLao Authorities Seize Banned Wildlife Parts in Oudomxay  Radio Free Asia

Lao People's Democratic Republic clamps down on refrigerant smugglers - UN EnvironmentLao People's Democratic Republic clamps down on refrigerant smugglers  UN Environment

Murfreesboro's Thai-Lao Food Fair postponed due to growing concerns over coronavirus - Daily News JournalMurfreesboro's Thai-Lao Food Fair postponed due to growing concerns over coronavirus  Daily News Journal

Lao morning news for March 13 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for March 13  AEC News Today

Thai-Lao bridge in Nakhon Phanom to close from Sunday night - Bangkok PostThai-Lao bridge in Nakhon Phanom to close from Sunday night  Bangkok Post

World Bank Support to Strengthen Lao PDR's Financial Safety Net and Civil Registration System - Mirage NewsWorld Bank Support to Strengthen Lao PDR's Financial Safety Net and Civil Registration System  Mirage News

Lao PDR: New Financing to Improve Access to Health and Nutrition Services - Modern DiplomacyLao PDR: New Financing to Improve Access to Health and Nutrition Services  Modern Diplomacy

Germany to increase funds for Lao MSMEs in rural areas - The Star OnlineGermany to increase funds for Lao MSMEs in rural areas  The Star Online

No New Thinking in Laos? - The DiplomatNo New Thinking in Laos?  The Diplomat

Why Laos Has Been Bombed More Than Any Other Country - HistoryWhy Laos Has Been Bombed More Than Any Other Country  History

Laos ranked third in Top Country awards by UK Wanderlust magazine - The Star OnlineLaos ranked third in Top Country awards by UK Wanderlust magazine  The Star Online

Hints of Phantom Crater Found Under Volcanic Plateau in Laos - The New York TimesHints of Phantom Crater Found Under Volcanic Plateau in Laos  The New York Times

Laos to go ahead with Luang Prabang dam project despite warnings - Aljazeera.comLaos to go ahead with Luang Prabang dam project despite warnings  Aljazeera.com

Laos: Democracy Activists Arrested - Human Rights WatchLaos: Democracy Activists Arrested  Human Rights Watch

Lao and Chinese communities in Laos offer aid relief to Wuhan - The Star OnlineLao and Chinese communities in Laos offer aid relief to Wuhan  The Star Online

Govt vows to keep Laos free from Covid-19 - The Star OnlineGovt vows to keep Laos free from Covid-19  The Star Online

Laos, US sign disaster management programme - The Star OnlineLaos, US sign disaster management programme  The Star Online

Tigers Extinct in Laos - Scientific AmericanTigers Extinct in Laos  Scientific American

The perfect holiday in Laos – our expert's ultimate itinerary - Telegraph.co.ukThe perfect holiday in Laos – our expert's ultimate itinerary  Telegraph.co.uk

In Laos, price of free speech a heavy one - Bangkok PostIn Laos, price of free speech a heavy one  Bangkok Post

Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination - National GeographicDiscover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination  National Geographic

Study Reveals Loss of Laos's Final Tigers - Scientific AmericanStudy Reveals Loss of Laos's Final Tigers  Scientific American

Laos vows to fully support China's fight against Covid-19 - The Star OnlineLaos vows to fully support China's fight against Covid-19  The Star Online

Laos Defends Latest Plans to Dam the Mekong - VOA NewsLaos Defends Latest Plans to Dam the Mekong  VOA News

Laos links 195MW power to Cambodia - Bangkok PostLaos links 195MW power to Cambodia  Bangkok Post

Civil society groups urge Laos, Thailand to investigate enforced disappearances - Human Rights WatchCivil society groups urge Laos, Thailand to investigate enforced disappearances  Human Rights Watch

Laos presents details for other Mekong countries on proposed dam - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos presents details for other Mekong countries on proposed dam - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos streams ahead on latest Mekong dam - Bangkok PostLaos streams ahead on latest Mekong dam  Bangkok Post

Laos – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and his Laotian counterpart (17 Dec. 2019) - France DiplomatieLaos – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian and his Laotian counterpart (17 Dec. 2019)  France Diplomatie

Lao gov't gets ready for opening of China-Laos railway in 2021 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao gov't gets ready for opening of China-Laos railway in 2021 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

FAO help train Laos officials on climate mapping, zoning - The Star OnlineFAO help train Laos officials on climate mapping, zoning  The Star Online

Covid-19 or not, China-Laos railway project moves on as planned - The Star OnlineCovid-19 or not, China-Laos railway project moves on as planned  The Star Online

China, Laos eye closer cooperation to build community with shared future - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Laos eye closer cooperation to build community with shared future - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Nazareth Center houses Lao youth in need as they study in Vientiane - Global Sisters ReportNazareth Center houses Lao youth in need as they study in Vientiane  Global Sisters Report

China and Laos partnering in fight against coronavirus - The Star OnlineChina and Laos partnering in fight against coronavirus  The Star Online

U.S. funding reintegration program in Laos for Laotian and Hmong refugees - NBCNews.comU.S. funding reintegration program in Laos for Laotian and Hmong refugees  NBCNews.com

Laos weighs on export of 100000 tons rice to Cuba - The Star OnlineLaos weighs on export of 100000 tons rice to Cuba  The Star Online

Pollution by Chinese banana farms affects 500 families in Laos - The Star OnlinePollution by Chinese banana farms affects 500 families in Laos  The Star Online

WB approves additional funding for disaster recovery in Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaWB approves additional funding for disaster recovery in Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Japanese-style idols LaoNavy put Laos on the pop culture map - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapanese-style idols LaoNavy put Laos on the pop culture map  Nikkei Asian Review

South Korean tourists to Laos surge by 10.2% in 2019 - The Star OnlineSouth Korean tourists to Laos surge by 10.2% in 2019  The Star Online