Laos

Lao mining operations exporting iron, coal through Vietnam seaport

Sent by truck through Vietnam, the raw materials are shipped to China’s Qingdao port for processing.

China’s military sends troops to Laos for 2-week joint military drills

Beijing has been seeking closer military cooperation with Southeast Asian countries.

Laos can feed itself, but its food security is complicated

A farm sector incentivized to export will mean more cash crops, fewer staples, and rising fertilizer imports.

280 Chinese arrested in Laos for alleged online scamming

The illegal operations are rife in a murky Chinese-run special economic zone in northern Laos.

US secretaries of state and defense head to Asia

Domestic politics won’t impact US diplomacy, an official said.

Weak governance, poor economy drive the hollowing out of Laos

There is no more important Lao export to Thailand than the country’s youth, who see very little reason to stay.

Rail service opens between Vientiane and Bangkok