China's investments in Laos may eclipse those from traditional ally Vietnam.
Some ask whether he was a victim of a leadership split.
Investors hail the project, but green groups say displaced residents lack 'sustainable livelihoods.'
Amid a struggling U.S. economy and European recovery doubts, East Asian growth may slow, says a new report.
The cash-starved Lao government resorts to selling bracelets and pins to raise funds and instructs its citizens to behave for Vientiane’s birthday bash.
An on-the-spot look at a giant dam in Laos, six months after the start of its full commercial operation.
Laotians say China will be the major beneficiary of a jointly-constructed railway.
An intergovernmental study seeks a 10-year moratorium on the building of hydropower dams along the Mekong River.
Thai police free 13 girls smuggled from Laos and forced into prostitution.
But Lao officials face major obstacles.
A Chinese-Lao joint venture drops plans to build a Chinatown near the Lao capital.
The world's most heavily bombed country is still strewn with unexploded ordnance, or UXO, from the Vietnam War.
Lao Hmong forcibly repatriated from Thailand say they want to be resettled again.
A Lao official urges parents to invest in their children’s education.
More Lao forestry officials are taking bribes in exchange for illegal logging concessions.
The Thai prime minister says Hmong repatriated to Laos could still be resettled to third countries.
The UN refugee agency wants to meet with ethnic Hmong sent back to Laos.
Hmong abroad fear for relatives forcibly returned from Thailand to Laos.