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Laos

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:28 am

"Despite the risks, Laos goes ahead with Pak Beng dam"

http://www.atimes.com/article/despite-r ... -beng-dam/

A thoroughly researched and very well-written article. The trashing of Laos and the Mekong River proceed apace.

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Re: Laos

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed May 24, 2017 5:00 am

"Luang Prabang would end up as a new Chinese town."

http://www.atimes.com/article/lao-cultu ... e-dilemma/

". . . it's not clear how much autonomy Lao authorities really have . . ."

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Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:17 am

"China buys out a mammoth source of Lao pride"

http://www.atimes.com/article/china-buy ... lao-pride/

The trashing of Laotian natural and cultural resources proceeds apace.

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Re: Laos

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:03 am

The Pan-Asia Railway Network

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/specia ... il-dilemma

Laos is well on its way of becoming China's southernmost province.

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Re: Laos

Post by Milo » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:11 pm

The awful truth is Laos currently fares better than any other time in recent history.

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Re: Laos

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:24 am

Milo wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:11 pm
The awful truth is Laos currently fares better than any other time in recent history.

Plenty of low points, but here was the lowest -
https://www.economist.com/books-and-art ... ar-in-laos

Kids there are still being maimed by cluster bombs.

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Re: Laos

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:40 pm

Asia's battery . . .

https://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-busin ... on-crisis/

Wildlife disappearing . . .

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Re: Laos

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:01 pm

"Coronavirus runs roughshod over debt-laden belt and road projects"
https://scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/a ... t-and-road

Laos, functionally a province of China, is now thoroughly trashed - environmentally, socially, culturally, and economically. Fortunately most other SE Asian nations are becoming increasingly leery of China's entreaties. -

Unlike in SE Asia, Chinese money has been relatively beneficial to certain poor African and Latin American nations outside the belt and road.

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Re: Laos

Post by neverfail » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:15 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:01 pm
"Coronavirus runs roughshod over debt-laden belt and road projects"
https://scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/a ... t-and-road

Laos, functionally a province of China, is now thoroughly trashed - environmentally, socially, culturally, and economically. Fortunately most other SE Asian nations are becoming increasingly leery of China's entreaties.
Laos? The name rhymes with "chaos"? -
Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Unlike in SE Asia, Chinese money has been relatively beneficial to certain poor African and Latin American nations outside the belt and road.
(To borrow inspiration from a Russian concept) south east Asia is arguably China's near abroad. That makes a difference.

Ukraine is within Russia's near abroad so Russia treats Ukraine soverignty with contempt. Germany and The Netherlands are outside its traditional sphere of influence so Russia treats these places with noticably much greater respect as entities that need to be diplomatically courted and won.

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Re: Laos

Post by DavAdmin » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:26 pm

Travelled extensively in Laos last year, it has essentially been sold almost in entirety to China and will be a satellite state of the red dragon very soon. A similar situation is happening in Cambodia and Thailand is in danger of heading the same way.

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