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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky
Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months
US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos
Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise.
Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap
Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record
China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek
Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab
Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence
Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise. Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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2021
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US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos

Historically, the United States has not had strong economic or diplomatic ties with Laos. Being one of the smaller economies among the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) and ruled by the communist Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (Lao PRP), Laos is largely considered a Chinese satellite state. However, Laos has been trying to attract foreign investment from other sources. The United States has an opportunity to reset its relationship with Laos and establish a future-oriented partnership based on economic development…
Jul
2021
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Laos Seizes Record Meth Haul Amid Regional Production Boom

Advertisement Earlier this week, authorities in Laos announced the seizure of a record haul of methamphetamine, the latest indication of the massive amounts of illegal narcotics now flowing through the lower Mekong region. As per the state-run Vientiane Times, an official at the Public Security Office reported that police stopped a truck in the capital Vientiane and discovered that it was carrying a shipment of 85 bags of methamphetamine containing a colossal 16,976,000 tablets – the largest seizure on record,…
Jul
2021
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Minnesota man from Laos prepares for US citizenship test: ‘It’s my country’ | Duluth News Tribune

That, Lor said, is the feeling that he is an American. “I have a new country and have to show great respect to that country and the officials,” Lor said. “It’s my country.” With his wife and then-five children in tow, Lor arrived in the United States 33 years ago thinking that he was already a U.S. citizen. RELATED: After 33 years, Winona’s Yong Nhia Lor works toward citizenship After all, he’d fought on the side of the U.S. forces…
Jun
2021
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Laos to sell Vietnam its wind power with Mitsubishi’s help

TOKYO — Japanese trading conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. will develop a massive onshore wind farm in Laos that will supply electricity to Vietnam. The facility will have power generation capacity of 600 megawatts, making it one of the largest onshore wind farms in Southeast Asia. The price tag is expected to run in the hundreds of millions of dollars. A Mitsubishi subsidiary will take a 20% stake in a joint venture to be formed with two Thai renewable-energy developers. Construction by…
Jun
2021
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Chinese vaccines prove their safety, efficacy: Lao deputy PM – Xinhua

Video PlayerClose VIENTIANE, June 15 (Xinhua) — Laos has arranged for the administering of China’s COVID-19 vaccines nationwide, which have fully proved their safety and efficacy, Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) central committee politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune said. At the handover ceremony for the fourth batch of Chinese government-donated COVID-19 vaccines, held at the Ministry of Health of Laos on Tuesday, the Lao deputy prime…
Jun
2021
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Wang Yi Meets with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith

On June 8, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, who pays his working visit to China, in Chongqing. Wang Yi said that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), as well as the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China-Laos diplomatic ties and the Year of China-Laos Friendship. Throughout the history of exchanges between the two parties and two countries, China and…
May
2021
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Covid-19 outbreak reported near Laos casino run by alleged crime boss

Officials said a cluster of cases in Tonpheung district was traced to people who illegally entered the area, ignoring lockdown rules, according to the Vientiane Times, a state-run English-language newspaper. The paper also reported that a district task force accused locals of illegally bringing foreigners into Laos from neighboring Myanmar and Thailand. Coronavirus cases have been spiking in landlocked Laos and the rest of Southeast Asia in recent weeks. A surge of cases that emerged in Laos’ capital, Vientiane, was…