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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New Arms Delivery Puts Russia-Laos Defense Ties in the Headlines - The DiplomatNew Arms Delivery Puts Russia-Laos Defense Ties in the Headlines  The Diplomat

Laos to open checkpoint - Bangkok PostLaos to open checkpoint  Bangkok Post

Laos to open Pang Mon border checkpoint Feb 1 - Bangkok PostLaos to open Pang Mon border checkpoint Feb 1  Bangkok Post

Thailand and Laos to meet next month work to boost bilateral trade - The Star OnlineThailand and Laos to meet next month work to boost bilateral trade  The Star Online

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

Laos once considered the letter R a Western interloper. The Internet helped bring it back. - The Washington PostLaos once considered the letter R a Western interloper. The Internet helped bring it back.  The Washington Post

Lao Rugby Kicks of 2020 by Hosting the DHL Vientiane 10s - asiarugby.comLao Rugby Kicks of 2020 by Hosting the DHL Vientiane 10s  asiarugby.com

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

Lao school dropout rates rise in rural areas: report - China.org.cnLao school dropout rates rise in rural areas: report  China.org.cn

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

Thai or Lao food? 5 typical dishes to help you see the difference - South China Morning PostThai or Lao food? 5 typical dishes to help you see the difference  South China Morning Post

New data indicates positive tourism growth in Laos - Eleven MyanmarNew data indicates positive tourism growth in Laos  Eleven Myanmar

Departing US ambassador hails growing Laos-US relations - The Star OnlineDeparting US ambassador hails growing Laos-US relations  The Star Online

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

Laos: A young woman's quest for answers on her war-torn homeland - The Japan NewsLaos: A young woman's quest for answers on her war-torn homeland  The Japan News

Russia Delivers Tanks, Armored Vehicles to Laos, Modernizes Airport - Defenseworld.netRussia Delivers Tanks, Armored Vehicles to Laos, Modernizes Airport  Defenseworld.net

Unitel - A symbol of fruitful Vietnam-Laos economic cooperation - Nhan Dan OnlineUnitel - A symbol of fruitful Vietnam-Laos economic cooperation  Nhan Dan Online

China-Laos railway power supply project launched in Lao capital - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway power supply project launched in Lao capital - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

The wild south of Laos - Taipei TimesThe wild south of Laos  Taipei Times

Vietnam in deals to buy Laos electricity from 2021 - ReutersVietnam in deals to buy Laos electricity from 2021  Reuters

PBoC signs currency settlement agreement with Laos - Central BankingPBoC signs currency settlement agreement with Laos  Central Banking

Finnish and Danish travellers decreased in Laos in 2019 - ScandAsia.comFinnish and Danish travellers decreased in Laos in 2019  ScandAsia.com

Li Keqiang Holds Talks with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos - MFA ChinaLi Keqiang Holds Talks with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos  MFA China

Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos - MFA ChinaXi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos  MFA China

China's rail network opens up transport links in Laos - The Star OnlineChina's rail network opens up transport links in Laos  The Star Online

Commentary: The ups and downs of Laos' road to graduate from least developed country status - CNACommentary: The ups and downs of Laos' road to graduate from least developed country status  CNA

Chinese president lauds Laos for sticking to its path of socialism - The Star OnlineChinese president lauds Laos for sticking to its path of socialism  The Star Online

Laos, the ups and downs of the illegal wildlife trade in a Chinese-controlled special economic zone - LifeGateLaos, the ups and downs of the illegal wildlife trade in a Chinese-controlled special economic zone  LifeGate

The end for Lao’s elephants? - The Asean PostThe end for Lao’s elephants?  The Asean Post

Laos dairy buffalo challenge - Queensland Country LifeLaos dairy buffalo challenge  Queensland Country Life

Activists Protest Laos’ Rights Record at UN Meeting in Geneva - Radio Free AsiaActivists Protest Laos’ Rights Record at UN Meeting in Geneva  Radio Free Asia

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

Lao school dropout rates rise in rural areas - The Manila TimesLao school dropout rates rise in rural areas  The Manila Times

Laos, China initiate direct currency exchange - Eleven MyanmarLaos, China initiate direct currency exchange  Eleven Myanmar

Huge crater from one of the largest meteorites to hit Earth discovered in Laos, scientists believe - The IndependentHuge crater from one of the largest meteorites to hit Earth discovered in Laos, scientists believe  The Independent

Understanding China's BRI in Laos - The Business TimesUnderstanding China's BRI in Laos  The Business Times

Laos on course to graduate from least developed country status - East Asia ForumLaos on course to graduate from least developed country status  East Asia Forum

New Laos-Vietnam shared border crossings soon - The Star OnlineNew Laos-Vietnam shared border crossings soon  The Star Online

China, Laos sign agreement on local currency cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Laos sign agreement on local currency cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Trio nabbed for luring Lao minors - Bangkok PostTrio nabbed for luring Lao minors  Bangkok Post

Lao Villagers Displaced by Dams Struggle to Survive in Resettlement Sites - Radio Free AsiaLao Villagers Displaced by Dams Struggle to Survive in Resettlement Sites  Radio Free Asia

Laos' foreign tourist arrivals up 9 pct in 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos' foreign tourist arrivals up 9 pct in 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

China's central bank signs currency settlement agreement with Laos - KFGO NewsChina's central bank signs currency settlement agreement with Laos  KFGO News

Giant impact crater from 800000-year-old meteorite found under Laos - Business InsiderGiant impact crater from 800000-year-old meteorite found under Laos  Business Insider

Laos’ only female filmmaker is one to watch - South China Morning PostLaos’ only female filmmaker is one to watch  South China Morning Post

Locals wary as Laos powers ahead with hydroelectric goals - The Straits TimesLocals wary as Laos powers ahead with hydroelectric goals  The Straits Times

China's Jinghong Dam Runs 'Tests' Dropping Water Levels in Downstream Laos - Radio Free AsiaChina's Jinghong Dam Runs 'Tests' Dropping Water Levels in Downstream Laos  Radio Free Asia

Tigers have likely been driven extinct in Laos - Sustainability TimesTigers have likely been driven extinct in Laos  Sustainability Times

Laos lands international rating as Moody's tags it B3 - GlobalCapitalLaos lands international rating as Moody's tags it B3  GlobalCapital

Laos’ Luang Prabang Dam Could Begin Construction in 2020, Ahead of Schedule - Radio Free AsiaLaos’ Luang Prabang Dam Could Begin Construction in 2020, Ahead of Schedule  Radio Free Asia

Laos to graduate from least-developed status - Khmer TimesLaos to graduate from least-developed status  Khmer Times

New opportunities for law firms as Laos' economy seeks to diversify - The Business TimesNew opportunities for law firms as Laos' economy seeks to diversify  The Business Times

Santana (ASX:SMI) kicks off drilling at Laos nickel prospect - The Market HeraldSantana (ASX:SMI) kicks off drilling at Laos nickel prospect  The Market Herald

China hails Laos as 'a good friend' - The Star OnlineChina hails Laos as 'a good friend'  The Star Online

Lao Government Allows Tree Felling Near Site of Dam Collapse - Radio Free AsiaLao Government Allows Tree Felling Near Site of Dam Collapse  Radio Free Asia

Run-off dam met with reservation - Bangkok PostRun-off dam met with reservation  Bangkok Post

Japan experts help Laos with fiscal stability - NHK WORLDJapan experts help Laos with fiscal stability  NHK WORLD

Lao workers to undergo training in China for railway operation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao workers to undergo training in China for railway operation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Lao Workers Are Abused at a Chinese Factory in Luang Prabang - Radio Free AsiaLao Workers Are Abused at a Chinese Factory in Luang Prabang  Radio Free Asia

35th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Lao People's Democratic Republic - GOV.UK35th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Lao People's Democratic Republic  GOV.UK

Poor Young Women and Girls in Laos Continue to Fall Prey to Trafficking Schemes - Radio Free AsiaPoor Young Women and Girls in Laos Continue to Fall Prey to Trafficking Schemes  Radio Free Asia

Paul Yoon's second novel tells the story of three orphans surviving in Laos as the US military dropped 260 cluster bombs - The International ExaminerPaul Yoon's second novel tells the story of three orphans surviving in Laos as the US military dropped 260 cluster bombs  The International Examiner

'The colour is blue': Strange changes to Mekong River as hydropower dams and climate change make their mark - CNA'The colour is blue': Strange changes to Mekong River as hydropower dams and climate change make their mark  CNA

Lao morning news for January 9 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for January 9  AEC News Today

Social enterprises, stylish boutique stays and sun-soaked lap pools: the cosmopolitan rise of Cambodia and Laos - Marie Claire UKSocial enterprises, stylish boutique stays and sun-soaked lap pools: the cosmopolitan rise of Cambodia and Laos  Marie Claire UK

WATCH: Chinese President Xi Jinping says China and Laos will enjoy a shared future - IOLWATCH: Chinese President Xi Jinping says China and Laos will enjoy a shared future  IOL

Laos’ Champassak Province Hands Over Waterfalls Projects to Hong Kong Firm - Radio Free AsiaLaos’ Champassak Province Hands Over Waterfalls Projects to Hong Kong Firm  Radio Free Asia

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

Lao morning news for January 21 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for January 21  AEC News Today

Laos's $150 Million Sovereign Bond Offering - Global Legal ChronicleLaos's $150 Million Sovereign Bond Offering  Global Legal Chronicle

Vietnamese, Lao PMs: inter-gov't committee meeting a success - Viet Nam NewsVietnamese, Lao PMs: inter-gov't committee meeting a success  Viet Nam News

Bill would create Hmong-Lao Veterans Day in Wisconsin - Ashland Daily PressBill would create Hmong-Lao Veterans Day in Wisconsin  Ashland Daily Press

Criteria revealed for Lao people applying for railway jobs - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCriteria revealed for Lao people applying for railway jobs - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Lao morning news for December 31 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for December 31  AEC News Today

Lao food should be on your radar. Try it at this Phoenix pop-up restaurant while you can - AZCentral.comLao food should be on your radar. Try it at this Phoenix pop-up restaurant while you can  AZCentral.com

Lao morning news for December 30 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for December 30  AEC News Today

Panda Express lawsuit threat, BTS dispute resolved, and Philippines and Laos registry cooperation: news digest - World Trademark ReviewPanda Express lawsuit threat, BTS dispute resolved, and Philippines and Laos registry cooperation: news digest  World Trademark Review

Lao PDR Preparedness: Warehouse Management Training - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLao PDR Preparedness: Warehouse Management Training - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Two large unexploded bombs unearthed in southern Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTwo large unexploded bombs unearthed in southern Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

The fight tearing apart a Virginia Buddhist temple: A monk arrested, worshipers banned from their parents’ graves and a questionable loan - The Washington PostThe fight tearing apart a Virginia Buddhist temple: A monk arrested, worshipers banned from their parents’ graves and a questionable loan  The Washington Post

Profile: Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaProfile: Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Time Out in Laos: something different in Luang Prabang - Around DB and Life on LantauTime Out in Laos: something different in Luang Prabang  Around DB and Life on Lantau

Vietnam to buy 1.5 billion kWh of power annually from Laos - VnExpress InternationalVietnam to buy 1.5 billion kWh of power annually from Laos  VnExpress International

Cambodia’s Svay Rieng inflict 4-1 defeat on Laos’ Master 7 in first leg of AFC Cup 2020 play-off - FOX Sports AsiaCambodia’s Svay Rieng inflict 4-1 defeat on Laos’ Master 7 in first leg of AFC Cup 2020 play-off  FOX Sports Asia

WFP Lao PDR Country Brief, December 2019 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebWFP Lao PDR Country Brief, December 2019 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Russia hands over second batch of T-72 tanks, BRDM-2M ARVs to Laos - IHS Jane's 360Russia hands over second batch of T-72 tanks, BRDM-2M ARVs to Laos  IHS Jane's 360

AFC Cup 2020 playoffs: Svay Rieng FC to face top Laos team next week - Khmer TimesAFC Cup 2020 playoffs: Svay Rieng FC to face top Laos team next week  Khmer Times

Evidence suggests ancient impact crater buried under Bolaven volcanic field - Phys.orgEvidence suggests ancient impact crater buried under Bolaven volcanic field  Phys.org

Bites: Nokni Upstairs, Wild Rabbit Bakery, Lao noodle-making workshop - BerkeleysideBites: Nokni Upstairs, Wild Rabbit Bakery, Lao noodle-making workshop  Berkeleyside

Pieces of Evidence Pointing to the Existence of A Phantom Crater Found in Laos - Science TimesPieces of Evidence Pointing to the Existence of A Phantom Crater Found in Laos  Science Times

Lao kip exchange rate fluctuating - The Phnom Penh PostLao kip exchange rate fluctuating  The Phnom Penh Post

First batches of products exported through Lao Cai Border Gate in the Lunar New Year - Nhan Dan OnlineFirst batches of products exported through Lao Cai Border Gate in the Lunar New Year  Nhan Dan Online

PM agrees with plan for bio-diversity cooperation with Laos - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/PM agrees with plan for bio-diversity cooperation with Laos  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Rock Viewpoint, one of top attractions in Laos - ecnsRock Viewpoint, one of top attractions in Laos  ecns

48 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos - The London Economic48 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos  The London Economic

Lao dam impact on dolphin migration highlighted - Khmer TimesLao dam impact on dolphin migration highlighted  Khmer Times

BRIEF-Donlinks International Investment Increases Investment In Potash Project In Laos - Yahoo Singapore NewsBRIEF-Donlinks International Investment Increases Investment In Potash Project In Laos  Yahoo Singapore News

Three jailed for trafficking tiger carcasses from Laos - VnExpress InternationalThree jailed for trafficking tiger carcasses from Laos  VnExpress International

Moody's assigns first-time issuer rating of B3 to Laos - ASEAN EconomistMoody's assigns first-time issuer rating of B3 to Laos  ASEAN Economist

Hanumanh Lao Bar Reopens for Snacks, Cocktails in Shaw After Temporary Closing - Eater DCHanumanh Lao Bar Reopens for Snacks, Cocktails in Shaw After Temporary Closing  Eater DC