Residents of other affected villages may remain in their homes, but will lose land to the project, a joint venture with Laos.
Business owners say non-tariff barriers will continue to the benefit of Chinese buyers.
Villagers in three districts in Oudomxay need irrigation, clean water, and houses after construction damage.
The officers had told a young man stopped for traffic violations that he could pay his fine to them in person.
Cracks have appeared in roads and the foundations of homes in a resettlement village built on a steep hillside in Luang Prabang.
Staff say hospitals are crowded and can't hire new doctors or buy equipment needed to provide quality care.
Many in Laos said the Chinese-style art put up on lampposts across Vientiane symbolize China's growing influence and control.
Coronavirus restrictions require certification of a negative test and 14-day quarantine.
Foreign-invested banana farms and other land concessions are using chemical fertilizers and pesticides in violation of government regulations banning or limiting their use.
Villagers facing displacement say they fear they will be inadequately compensated.
Lao citizens remain unable to leave their country, though, as its border with Thailand opens to goods shipments only.
Users posted hundreds of thousands of tweets under the hashtag ‘if Lao politics was good’ in recent days.
Villagers fear destruction of Vang Vieng's natural beauty, loss of their land, and China's growing reach.
They had wanted to hold ceremonies deemed by local authorities to violate Lao cultural traditions.
They are forced out of their village in spite of a national law protecting Christians’ rights to practice and preach their religion.
20 Facebook pages have registered under a policy that some Laos support and others are wary about.
Zhao Wei, a Chinese national, was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury in 2018 as the head of a trafficking network.
Rights groups welcome release of ‘Thitsy,’ urge Vientiane to respect the rights of dissenters.
Lao representative dismissed concerns, commended “overwhelming positive feedback.”
Bridge is part of Lao-China Railway, a key component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
The law passed last year allows Christian churches to worship and preach, freedoms often denied in rural areas.
Holdouts rejected initial offer in March 2019, accept higher amount 17 months later.
Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, also called Mouay, has been jailed for five years for criticizing the government’s handling of floods in a Facebook post.
Described by Laos as 'a gift,' the station is launched amid concerns over China's growing influence over its weaker neighbor.
Three years after company co-owners were jailed, no progress has been made on returning investors' funds.
Critics say the joint power grid company could represent a Chinese takeover.
Cooperation aims to spread warning system data more quickly.
Sangkhane Phachanthavong is being questioned for links to “an anti-government group” after airing complaints on Facebook.
Casino job-hunters from China, Myanmar, and Vietnam cross at remote, lightly guarded outposts.
Activists Sombath Somphone, Od Sayavong and others are remembered, but their cases have been ignored by communist authorities.