A map details the 10 special economic zones Laos has established since 2003.

Lao Government Should Grant Concession Leases Based on Investment: Former Official

Fifty-year leases for concessions with casinos are ‘too long,’ he says.

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Interview: 'Our Family Has Not Received Justice Yet' for Chut Wutty's Murder

The son of slain environmentalist Chut Wutty reflects on the killing on its fifth anniversary.

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North Korea Security Personnel Run Protection Racket Amid Tightened Border Controls

Offered bribes are no longer a steady source of supplemental income.

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China Ups 'Stability Maintenance' Alert As PLA Veterans Head to Beijing

Dozens of would-be protesters are detained and returned under escort to their hometowns, while others are still incommunicado in local police stations.

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China Delays Trial of Rights Lawyer as Supporters Flock to Court

The court gives no reason for the delay, but orders dozens of supporters and observers to leave.

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Vietnamese Protesters Surround Police Station, Demand Apology For Beatings, Stolen Shirts

The protest ends peacefully, with authorities promising a written statement, sources say.

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Cambodian Opposition Leader Optimistic About Communal Elections

Kem Sokha tells supporters that the elections will be better than ones held five years ago because of a revamped National Election Committee.

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Myanmar Military Won’t Accept Revision of Peace Agreement: Deputy Commander-in-Chief

Vice-Senior General Soe Win rules out any changes to the nationwide cease-fire agreement to accommodate ethnic militias that haven’t signed it.

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North Korea Detains US Citizen Following Pyongyang Teaching Stint

The lecturer is the third American held by Pyongyang amid rising tensions with Washington.

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