Laos default will now give momentum to Chinese debt trap policy
Beijing: Laos, the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, is currently facing an intense economic crisis and there seems to be no respite from it without some form of a Chinese bailout or debt forgiveness, media reports said.
Thailand worries China-Laos railway may open floodgate for Chinese goods
Bangkok: The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) has expressed concern that the China-Laos railway will hurt Thailand’s agricultural economy and the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), according to media reports.
Vietnam to close border gates with Laos, Cambodia to prevent spread of COVID-19
Hanoi/Xinhua/UNI: Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Tuesday that it will close its border gates and border crossings with Laos and Cambodia starting from Wednesday in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.
Thirteen Chinese tourists killed, 31 injured in bus crash in northern Laos
Vientiane, Aug 20 (Xinhua/UNI) Thirteen Chinese nationals were killed and 31 others injured in a bus crash in northern Laos, the Chinese Embassy in Laos confirmed on Tuesday.
At least 19 dead, 49 missing and many homeless in Laos dam collapse
Vientiane, July 25 (IBNS): At least 19 people are dead and 49 believed missing in southern Laos after an unfinished hydroelectric dam collapsed with the gushing water inundating downstream villages, Lao media reported.
UN ready to assist rescue and relief effort as dam collapses in Laos, with many feared dead
New York, July 25 (IBNS): Following reports that dozens of people are dead or missing following the collapse of a dam that was under construction in Laos, the United Nations chief on Tuesday said that the world body stands ready to support the rescue and relief efforts, if authorities request it.