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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Teachers from Laos learn from Frenchtown schools - The Missoulian

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Teachers from Laos learn from Frenchtown schools
The Missoulian
Sounisa Oun Alom, left, and Chasy Somwhang talk with Frenchtown Elementary fourth-graders after a presentation on their home country of Laos last week. The educators have been in Montana to learn about teaching strategies and administrative structures ...



In Laos, the power of knowledge is buried beneath social media's shiny, distracting surface - The Age

In Laos, the power of knowledge is buried beneath social media's shiny, distracting surface
The Age
When I first arrived in Laos 11 years ago, a bright-eyed "youth ambassador for development", there was one thing that struck me as most depressing one of many in what is still one of the world's poorest countries. Of course, like many countries ...
14 Lao shooters to compete at Thai eventXinhua

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Laos Repatriates Teenage Girl Who Fled Thai Construction Camp - Radio Free Asia

Laos Repatriates Teenage Girl Who Fled Thai Construction Camp
Radio Free Asia
The government of Laos has repatriated a teenage girl who ran away from her parents at a construction camp in Thailand's Samut Sakhon province because she was unable to attend school and said she felt unsafe living among other foreign migrant workers, ...



Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed visits Pha That Luang ancient temple in Laos - The National

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed visits Pha That Luang ancient temple in Laos
The National
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed visited the Pha That Luang historic temple on Thursday, one of the most important national monuments in Laos. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation toured the monument and viewed the architecture of the ...



Laos prime minister cuts short Manila visit - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN News

Laos prime minister cuts short Manila visit
ABS-CBN News
Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith greets well-wishers upon his arrival to attend the ASEAN Summit and related meetings in Clark, Pampanga, Sunday. Erik De Castro. MANILA - Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has left the Philippines, cutting ...
Laos premier leaves PHThe Manila Times
Lao PM exits early from ASEAN SummitGMA News
Laos PM leaves PH ahead of Asean culminationInquirer.net

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

Xi Jinping Meets with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos
MFA China
On November 14, 2017 local time, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos at the National Convention Center in Vientiane. Xi Jinping ...
China Focus: TV, beer and railways - bringing Laos and China ...Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping lands in Laos for state visitecns

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Laos PDR PM arrives in Clark for 31st ASEAN Summit - GMA News

GMA News

Laos PDR PM arrives in Clark for 31st ASEAN Summit
GMA News
Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) Prime Minister Thoungloun Sisoulith on Sunday morning arrived at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga for the 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings.
Prime Minister Sisoulith of Laos arrives in PH for 31st Asean Summit ...The Manila Times
Lao PM Sisoulith lands in Clark for Asean SummitInquirer.net
Laos PM arrives in Clark for ASEAN SummitNorthbound Philippines News Online

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Luk Thung Singer 'Lumyai' Invades, Divides Laos - Khaosod English

Khaosod English

Luk Thung Singer 'Lumyai' Invades, Divides Laos
Khaosod English
BANGKOK Lumyai is back and this time her golden hot pants and crop top have caused an international furor. Teen country singer Lumyai Hai Thongkam, whose sexually provocative dancing this year became an obsession of junta chief Prayuth ...



Laos central bank eyes cooperation with neighboring countries ... - Inquirer.net

Laos central bank eyes cooperation with neighboring countries ...
Inquirer.net
The Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) will enhance bilateral banking cooperation with the central banks of China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand to ensure better ...

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China, Laos agree to increase legislative exchanges - Xinhua

Xinhua

China, Laos agree to increase legislative exchanges
Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (L), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, shakes hands with President of the Lao National Assembly Pany Yathotu during their meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Nov. 14, 2017. (Xinhua/Lan ...
During visit, President Xi inks deals to assist development in LaosCGTN America (blog)
Xi in Laos on state visitBusiness Standard
Xi's Laos visit to boost tiesGlobal Times
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