China is willing to speed up the strategic alignment between the Belt and Road Initiative with Laos development strategies, and promote the construction of China-Laos railway and the China-Laos economic corridor.
Called for their government and the main partner in a joint venture to take responsibility for the deadly breach of an auxiliary dam at the South Korean-backed Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower project in Laos.
Garbage, including dumped plastic products, piles up throughout the Mekong Delta region.
The fourth Industrial Revolution offers integration opportunities given the rising role of soft and digital connectivity within economies.
Long before Belt & Road projects were seen as sovereignty-eroding debt traps, Bangkok’s military rulers were tactfully resisting the terms and reach of Beijing’s advances.
In the last few months, several major port construction, expansion, and improvement projects were either completed, underway, or are being planned.
Community-based tourism is starting to become popular and the Mekong River plays an important role, but dam building could prove harmful to the sector.