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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Dengue fever cases in Laos rise - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDengue fever cases in Laos rise - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

China-Laos railway progresses steadily - Chinadaily USAChina-Laos railway progresses steadily  Chinadaily USA

Construction of Vientiane station for Laos-China rail link begins - Bangkok PostConstruction of Vientiane station for Laos-China rail link begins  Bangkok Post

Drug gangs start to target Laos border - Bangkok PostDrug gangs start to target Laos border  Bangkok Post

Thailand wants Laos to help stem drug trafficking along border - The Star OnlineThailand wants Laos to help stem drug trafficking along border  The Star Online

Construction of China-Laos railway's Vientiane station starts - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaConstruction of China-Laos railway's Vientiane station starts - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Vietnamese, Laos leaders hold talks on Covid-19 fight, ties - The Star OnlineVietnamese, Laos leaders hold talks on Covid-19 fight, ties  The Star Online

Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam alarmed by Laos project - New Straits TimesCambodia, Thailand, Vietnam alarmed by Laos project  New Straits Times

Laos' Ministry of Health and WHO support cleaning and disinfection training as restrictions lift - World Health OrganizationLaos' Ministry of Health and WHO support cleaning and disinfection training as restrictions lift  World Health Organization

Analysts: Rising Debt Burden Could Make Laos More Reliant on China - VOA NewsAnalysts: Rising Debt Burden Could Make Laos More Reliant on China  VOA News

Laos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours' green concerns - ReutersLaos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours' green concerns  Reuters

China-Laos railway bridge completes closure over Yuanjiang River - ecnsChina-Laos railway bridge completes closure over Yuanjiang River  ecns

Construction of Laos-China railway's Vientiane station begins - The Star OnlineConstruction of Laos-China railway's Vientiane station begins  The Star Online

9km tunnel completed on China-to-Laos railway - News - GCR - GCR9km tunnel completed on China-to-Laos railway - News - GCR  GCR

Lao dam project sparks environmental concerns - Bangkok PostLao dam project sparks environmental concerns  Bangkok Post

Full steam ahead for Sino-Lao rail project - The Phnom Penh PostFull steam ahead for Sino-Lao rail project  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and Laos happy as Thailand reopens 37 border checkpoints - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostCambodia and Laos happy as Thailand reopens 37 border checkpoints - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Laos backs China's approval of Hong Kong national security legislation - The Star OnlineLaos backs China's approval of Hong Kong national security legislation  The Star Online

United States provides additional $2.5 million to support COVID-19 response in Lao PDR - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebUnited States provides additional $2.5 million to support COVID-19 response in Lao PDR - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Damning Link between a Bangkok Mall and Injustice in Laos - South China Morning PostDamning Link between a Bangkok Mall and Injustice in Laos  South China Morning Post

Dengue fever cases in Laos rise to 2,345 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDengue fever cases in Laos rise to 2,345 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos praised for quick virus response - Bangkok PostLaos praised for quick virus response  Bangkok Post

PLA medical experts honored with Lao army friendship crosses - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPLA medical experts honored with Lao army friendship crosses - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

PM Modi exchanges views on challenges posed by COVID-19 with Laos counterpart - All India RadioPM Modi exchanges views on challenges posed by COVID-19 with Laos counterpart  All India Radio

Thailand 'not a suitable host' for locusts in India, Laos - The Star OnlineThailand 'not a suitable host' for locusts in India, Laos  The Star Online

Three Lao men to die for drug trafficking - VnExpress InternationalThree Lao men to die for drug trafficking  VnExpress International

Daily life of Lao fishermen in Vientiane - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDaily life of Lao fishermen in Vientiane - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

1st seamless rails welded for China-Laos railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua1st seamless rails welded for China-Laos railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Back to school in Laos - UNICEF AustraliaBack to school in Laos  UNICEF Australia

China’s BRI strategy and Laos - The StatesmanChina’s BRI strategy and Laos  The Statesman

President Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages with Bounnhang Vorachit on China-Laos Cooperation Against COVID-19 - MFA ChinaPresident Xi Jinping Exchanges Messages with Bounnhang Vorachit on China-Laos Cooperation Against COVID-19  MFA China

Laos to embark on 1,400MW Third Mekong Dam project - Construction ReviewLaos to embark on 1,400MW Third Mekong Dam project  Construction Review

Laos free of Covid-19 - New Straits TimesLaos free of Covid-19  New Straits Times

Official: US suspends issuing visas to Laos citizens - The Star OnlineOfficial: US suspends issuing visas to Laos citizens  The Star Online

S..F Vietnam War vet Lee Thorn, peace activist who aided Laos, dead at 77 - San Francisco ChronicleS..F Vietnam War vet Lee Thorn, peace activist who aided Laos, dead at 77  San Francisco Chronicle

China's BRI strategy and Laos: The Statesman contributors - The Straits TimesChina's BRI strategy and Laos: The Statesman contributors  The Straits Times

Laos reports 33 new cases of dengue fever - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos reports 33 new cases of dengue fever - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Mekong nations urge Laos to review Luang Prabang dam impacts - VnExpress InternationalMekong nations urge Laos to review Luang Prabang dam impacts  VnExpress International

Lao morning news for June 25 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for June 25  AEC News Today

IOM Lao People's Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #2 (June 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebIOM Lao People's Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #2 (June 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

China-Laos railway's second longest tunnel drilled - The Star OnlineChina-Laos railway's second longest tunnel drilled  The Star Online

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Flash Floods DREF n° MDRLA005 Final Report - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLao People's Democratic Republic: Flash Floods DREF n° MDRLA005 Final Report - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Author traces family's MIA journey through Laos - Americas Military Entertainment Brand - We Are The MightyAuthor traces family's MIA journey through Laos - Americas Military Entertainment Brand  We Are The Mighty

Consumption of products derived from vulnerable wildlife species pervasive in Laos - EurekAlertConsumption of products derived from vulnerable wildlife species pervasive in Laos  EurekAlert

Lao students perform during "Chinese Bridge" in Vientiane - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao students perform during "Chinese Bridge" in Vientiane - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Thai Activists Raise Alarm Over New Proposed Lao Mekong Dam - VOA NewsThai Activists Raise Alarm Over New Proposed Lao Mekong Dam  VOA News

Lao morning news for June 19 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for June 19  AEC News Today

Dengue cases in Laos reach 1,992 with 5 deaths - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDengue cases in Laos reach 1,992 with 5 deaths - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Building assessment capability in Lao PDR - Australian Council for Educational ResearchBuilding assessment capability in Lao PDR  Australian Council for Educational Research

Lao morning news for June 15 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for June 15  AEC News Today

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

Laos records 25 new cases of dengue fever - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos records 25 new cases of dengue fever - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

From Pagodas in Myanmar to Shiva temple in Lao, how India is helping countries restore cultural heritage - DNA IndiaFrom Pagodas in Myanmar to Shiva temple in Lao, how India is helping countries restore cultural heritage  DNA India

Lao morning news for June 8 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for June 8  AEC News Today

China highly appreciates Laos, Vietnam support for national security legislation in HK - The Star OnlineChina highly appreciates Laos, Vietnam support for national security legislation in HK  The Star Online

Taiwan to allow return of international students from Laos, Cambodia - The Cambodia DailyTaiwan to allow return of international students from Laos, Cambodia  The Cambodia Daily

Lao morning news for June 17, 2020 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for June 17, 2020  AEC News Today

Lao Doctors, Nurses Demand Overtime Pay Owed For Work Containing COVID - Radio Free AsiaLao Doctors, Nurses Demand Overtime Pay Owed For Work Containing COVID  Radio Free Asia

Lao morning news for June 16 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for June 16  AEC News Today

Lao morning news for June 11 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for June 11  AEC News Today

Tencent vs. Chili Sauce Lao Gan Ma: A $2.3M Esports Advertising Dispute - TEO - The Esports ObserverTencent vs. Chili Sauce Lao Gan Ma: A $2.3M Esports Advertising Dispute  TEO - The Esports Observer

Beyond Recalcitrant: Laos Incurs a Second Round of Visa Sanctions - Immigration BlogBeyond Recalcitrant: Laos Incurs a Second Round of Visa Sanctions  Immigration Blog

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

Rapid Assessment of Food Security and Agriculture in Lao PDR (May 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebRapid Assessment of Food Security and Agriculture in Lao PDR (May 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lao PDR Issues Updated Entry and Exit Guidelines - LexologyMinistry of Foreign Affairs Lao PDR Issues Updated Entry and Exit Guidelines  Lexology

WFP Lao PDR Country Brief, May 2020 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebWFP Lao PDR Country Brief, May 2020 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

AHAN - COVID-19 response - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebAHAN - COVID-19 response - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Lao People's Democratic Republic : Technical Assistance Report-Risk-Based Banking Supervision - International Monetary FundLao People's Democratic Republic : Technical Assistance Report-Risk-Based Banking Supervision  International Monetary Fund

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

AsianDate Nominates Lively Pakse in Southern Laos as its City of the Month for July - MENAFN.COMAsianDate Nominates Lively Pakse in Southern Laos as its City of the Month for July  MENAFN.COM

Good to Go: Saap Lao Kitchen's Kit Is Worth the Drive for Pickup - Dallas ObserverGood to Go: Saap Lao Kitchen's Kit Is Worth the Drive for Pickup  Dallas Observer

Man caught carrying 50 kg of meth in Lao border province - VnExpress InternationalMan caught carrying 50 kg of meth in Lao border province  VnExpress International

Binh Duong, Lao provinces boost ties - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Binh Duong, Lao provinces boost ties  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

GAIKA launches Seguridad EP on NAAFI with 'Kingdom of Slums' video - FACTGAIKA launches Seguridad EP on NAAFI with 'Kingdom of Slums' video  FACT

Tencent vs Lao Gan Ma: Lawsuit Heats Up Between Chinese Tech Giant and Country's Beloved Chili Sauce - The BeijingerTencent vs Lao Gan Ma: Lawsuit Heats Up Between Chinese Tech Giant and Country's Beloved Chili Sauce  The Beijinger

Alison Cook’s Curbside Chronicles: Asia Market Thai Lao Food brings the heat - Houston ChronicleAlison Cook’s Curbside Chronicles: Asia Market Thai Lao Food brings the heat  Houston Chronicle

Laos keep entry restrictions in place until end of July - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Laos keep entry restrictions in place until end of July  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

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

The Trip to Laos That Will Revive My Soul - BloombergQuintThe Trip to Laos That Will Revive My Soul  BloombergQuint

An Uncertain Future for Laos – The Diplomat - The DiplomatAn Uncertain Future for Laos – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Legal Aid Ontario highlights services for clients facing anti-Black racism - Law TimesLegal Aid Ontario highlights services for clients facing anti-Black racism  Law Times

Trending News: Covid-19 Impact On Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) Market Overview And Forecast Report 2020-2025 | SABIC, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Ineos, Shell - OwnedTrending News: Covid-19 Impact On Linear Alpha Olefins (LAO) Market Overview And Forecast Report 2020-2025 | SABIC, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Ineos, Shell  Owned

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

Virus-free Laos lifts shutters on shops and restaurants - Nikkei Asian ReviewVirus-free Laos lifts shutters on shops and restaurants  Nikkei Asian Review

With 19 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases And No Deaths, Laos To Loosen Lockdown - NPRWith 19 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases And No Deaths, Laos To Loosen Lockdown  NPR

Laos allows people to enter, exit country as restriction measures eased - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos allows people to enter, exit country as restriction measures eased - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

Laos confirms one more COVID-19 case - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos confirms one more COVID-19 case - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

China-Laos railway inherits bilateral friendship: Lao deputy PM - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway inherits bilateral friendship: Lao deputy PM - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

COVID-19 cases in Laos remain at 19 for 9 consecutive days - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCOVID-19 cases in Laos remain at 19 for 9 consecutive days - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Lao gov't strictly monitors people entering Laos during COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao gov't strictly monitors people entering Laos during COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

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

Fitch Revises Laos' Outlook to Negative, Affirms Rating at 'B-' - Fitch RatingsFitch Revises Laos' Outlook to Negative, Affirms Rating at 'B-'  Fitch Ratings

Laos' debt woes worsen as bills for China-funded dams loom - Nikkei Asian ReviewLaos' debt woes worsen as bills for China-funded dams loom  Nikkei Asian Review

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

China’s Belt and Road keeps steaming ahead in Laos - Asia TimesChina’s Belt and Road keeps steaming ahead in Laos  Asia Times

China – Laos railway project reaches key milestone - International Railway JournalChina – Laos railway project reaches key milestone  International Railway Journal

Laos goes into total lockdown - TTR WeeklyLaos goes into total lockdown  TTR Weekly

Laos goes to the movies - Nikkei Asian ReviewLaos goes to the movies  Nikkei Asian Review