September 22, 2023

Lao PM visits China’s Guangxi to boost farm exports

Move is part of a broader goal to expand investment, tourism between the two nations.
September 21, 2023

Power agreement hastens timeline for Laos’ Pak Beng Dam

Construction can begin, but compensation for villagers remains unresolved.
September 20, 2023

Chinese reservoirs were fuller than ever as lower Mekong suffered

Opening the taps sooner would have helped downstream drought.
September 13, 2023

Laos deports 164 Chinese detainees, including alleged human traffickers

Citizens say good riddance, but that authorities need to go after ringleaders to really clamp down.
September 11, 2023

Chinese company releases 50 Lao villagers accused of illegal gold mining

Villagers search for gold, mostly at night, amid widespread poverty.
September 6, 2023

In Laos, critics of the government risk social media shutdown

Residents are fearful, but say that criticism and expressing opinions can help in governing.
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