December 31, 2021

Happy New Year 2022!

Happy New Year 2022!ສະບາຍດີປີໃຫມ່2022!!! Happy New Year 2022!!!
Best wishes to everyone. May we all continue to get through the pandemic safely.

December 27, 2021

News Round-up: August-December 2021

Lao PDR Economic Update, August 2021: A Path to Recovery
August 20, 2021 - World Bank 

Laos’ High School Graduates Flocking to Chinese Studies in University
August 30, 2021 - RFA

Laos reopens schools online across the country on Monday
September 6, 2021 - The Star (Myannmar)

Laos records lowest trade deficit, $24M in August
September 7, 2021 - Phnompenh Post

Chinese Investments in Laos Soar, but Little Wealth is Spread
September 8, 2021 - RFA

Laos: More than 100 fully-vaccinated healthcare workers contract Covid-19
September 11, 2021 - The Star (Myannmar)

Giant Buddha Statue Plan Rankles Residents of Laos’ Capital: Report
September 15, 2021 - The Diplomat

Results from the First Lao People’s Democratic Republic Coffee Competition
September 15, 2021 - Daily Coffee News

Villagers in Southern Laos Cope With Food Shortages Amid COVID Lockdowns
September 16, 2021 - RFA

Lao Airlines suspends domestic flights
September 23, 2021 - TTR Weekly

Laos begins term as UN General Assembly vice president
September 25, 2021 - The Star (Myannmar)

Bats with Covid-like viruses found in Laos: study
November 22, 2021 - France24

Officials tout Laos as hidden gem for land developers
November 30, 2021 - The Korea Herald

As Laos rolls out welcome mat for crypto mining, big questions remain unanswered
December 2, 2021 - KrAsia

First China-Laos Railway freight train's journey to Vientiane
December 6, 2021 - CGTN

Laos Receives 100,000 Doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccines from Australia
December 19, 2021 - The Laotian Times

Laos Prepares to Welcome Foreign Tourists From January 1
December 20, 2021 - The Diplomat

Laos Reports Two Earthquakes in Early Morning
December 20, 2021 - The Laotian Times

Laos Confirms 1,341 New Cases of Covid-19 and Four Deaths
December 22, 2021 - The Laotian Times

August 11, 2021

The old National Library of Laos building

Ever wondered what happened to the old French colonial style building that once housed the National Library of Laos in downtown Vientiane?  

July 29, 2021

Sunisa Lee - First Lao-Hmong American to compete and win gold at Olympics

Images reposted from Instagram @sunisalee_

History has been made! Sunisa Lee becomes the first Lao-Hmong American to compete in the Olympics and first Lao-Hmong American to win a gold medal. She won the women's all-around gymnastics competition.

Congrats Suni!!! We're so proud of you!!! ❤️👍👏

July 23, 2021

Lao PDR at the Parade of Nations - Tokyo Olympics 2020

Lao PDR at the Parade of Nations - Tokyo Olympics 2020

ນັກກິລາລາວໄປ Olympic Games

The Olympic Games, that were delayed by a year, began today in Tokyo, Japan, with the Opening Ceremony.  The Lao contingent consisted of 4 athletes.

June 27, 2021

Lao-Russia Diplomatic Relations

Lao and Russia flags
Why does a big bear of a country like Russia have any interest in little Laos?
-, June 27, 2021

May 09, 2021

Laos records first coronavirus death

By:  Vientiane Times, May 9, 2021

A 53-year-old Vietnamese woman has died from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Laos, marking the first death from the virus recorded in the nation, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced on Sunday.

Vientiane Times - Covid-19 Status May 9 2021
Covid-19 Status update as of May 9, 2021 (Source: Vientiane Times).

April 17, 2021

Lao New Year pics from ZMCalucin Photography

Temple umbrella decorations

Talented amateur photographer shares his Lao New Year pictures in Vientiane.
All photos belong to @zmcalucin (Instagram).

April 13, 2021

Happy Lao New Year 2564!

Happy Lao New Year 2564
April 14-16, 2021

Wishing everyone all the best this Lao New Year!
To good health and safety for you and your loved ones!

March 31, 2021

March 2021 - News Roundup ລວມຂ່າວ ເດືອນມີນາປີ2021

Government of Laos Dissolves Ministry of Science and Technology
Laotian Times, March 1, 2021

National Games in Laos postponed again due to Covid-19 concerns
Vientiane Times, March 3, 2021

How Laos is overcoming landlockedness and bolstering growth
East Asia Forum, March 5, 2021

Researchers solve more of the mystery of Laos megalithic jars
University of Melbourne, March 10, 2021

Small-to-Medium Size Businesses Fail in Laos as Tourism Drops Amid COVID Fears
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2021

Laos Increases Electricity Costs Despite Producing More Electricity
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2021

The Victims of Agent Orange the U.S. Has Never Acknowledged
New York Times, March 16, 2021

People entering Laos advised to wear 'out-smart' bracelet for Covid-19 contact tracing
The Straits Times, March 16, 2021

Laos Grants 25-Year Power Grid Concession to Chinese-Majority Firm
The Diplomat, March 17, 2021

Lao Worker Kills Chinese Employer Who Scolded, Abused Subordinates
March 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines shipped by COVAX facility arrive in Lao PDR
US Embassy in Laos, March 20, 2021

New Laos president faces rising China debt and battered economy
Nikkei Asia, March 23, 2021

Rainforest Trust is Saving Habitat in Laos for the Rare Asian Unicorn
Rain Forest Trust, March 23, 2021

Vietnam gifts Laos a $111m parliament building
Global Construction Review, March 24, 2021

Laos’ Austerity Fantasies Reveal the Communist Party’s Weaknesses
The Diplomat, March 26, 2021

Five-Day Lao New Year Holiday Dates Announced
Laotian Times, March 28, 2021

Lao govt issues notice suspending certification of forest areas
The Star, March 31, 2021