Lao News:

Laos’ financial debt to China grows as $6 billion high-speed rail line between the countries is unveiled

China is now connected with Laos via a recently completed high-speed rail line, which reportedly cost $6 billion. Chinese-led initiative: On Friday, a virtual ceremony attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Laotian President Thongloun Sisoulith marked the opening of the rail line, which is part of China’s global infrastructure development strategy called the “Belt […]

Asian News:

U.S. hits Cambodia with embargoes over human rights, corruption

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The United States imposed an arms embargo and new export restrictions on Cambodia on Wednesday to address human rights abuses and corruption, as well as the growing influence of China’s military, the Commerce Department said. The actions reflect Washington’s effort to counter China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia, as Cambodia has become […]