Employer says Lou Xiong walked off the job at a busy time. He says he was too tired to work past 7 pm.
The Mekong River Commission says early construction is allowed but “interesting.”
The 34 in Laos are quickly arrested and sent home the next day after being checked for signs of infection.
Provincial officials say that land suitable for farming is hard to find in the mountainous region where villagers have been sent.
Lao citizens say they trust government’s quarantine protocols.
NGOs demand transparency and accountability of Lao government and investors.
Villagers afraid to venture into forests to gather wild fruits and vegetables.
Many had been assured their land would not be taken, but found their names on a list of affected landowners anyway.
Workers spend 14 days in hastily converted stadiums and military facilities.
Residents complain that Lao authorities are too soft on crimes committed by Chinese.
A former education official says though that schools are free to enforce their rules however they like.
Many worry that their homes will be unstable and will lack adequate water and electricity, though.
Overtime will not be paid because of shortfalls in tax revenue amid business shutdowns due to coronavirus fears, officials say.
Some Lao residents welcome the move, with others saying they will 'wait and see' if anything changes.
Many Lao citizens see the dominant use of Chinese as a sign of China's growing economic influence in their country.
But jobs are scarce at home, too, and many would like to go back to Thailand once they are allowed to return.
Residents cautiously welcome news that some prices may be lowered, but wonder if the government will keep its word.
Statues would commemorate the 70th anniversary of ties between Vientiane and Moscow.
Many have less money to spend because of rising levels of unemployment due to business shutdowns amid coronavirus fears.
The young man named Poy has been denied family visits by authorities and is not being properly fed, sources say.
The plant will threaten local forests and farmland, villagers and environmental experts say, urging a careful study of likely impacts.
The woman and another villager, who is still being held, had been shown arguing with police in a video published on Facebook.
The dam's operations will affect water flows on the Mekong, negatively impacting communities in both countries, the groups say.
Villagers can earn money on the farms, but must leave after two or three years due to poor health.
Authorities say compensation plan aims for 2023 return to normalcy.
They were caught in Laos when the border closed amid coronavirus fears, and had been held for two months in quarantine before being released.
Authorities say air conditioning uses more power in the warmer months, resulting in higher bills, however.
Residents of Bokeo province's Nam Fa village bathe in their river when water levels fall, but emerge with rashes and swelling.
Three Chinese and two Lao men are killed, and another man seriously hurt, when they are trapped by rocks brought down by the explosion.
Experts worry about environmental and social fallout and say low demand for power makes the dam unnecessary.