Agricultural trade between China and Laos to double after rail link opens
2 December 2021 at 1:20 (Updated on 2 December 2021 at 9:21)
The operation of the long-awaited China-Laos railway should be a significant boost not only to Laos’ economy by enhancing its tourism and trade with China, but also to the economy of the entire Lancang-Mekong region, which includes Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Thailand, by securing an important transport junction in the region.
Industrial maize farming in Myanmar’s Shan State is devastating families and landscapes as well as fuelling ever-increasing levels of transboundary haze, generating urgent calls for serious changes to animal feed supply chains.
Laos, an isolated, mountainous nation of 7 million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion railway its leaders hope will energize its economy, but it may pile on dangerously high debt