News Today - Latest Breaking News and Updates - Part 2

Vietnam Gains Bargaining Power Over China in Conduct at Sea Talks

TAIPEI, TAIWAN Vietnam's tough stance against China over sovereignty of the South China Sea will put Beijing on the defensive during regional talks on easing the regional maritime dispute, people who follow the process say.Officials in Hanoi have sug...Read More

Laos, San Marino Establish Diplomatic Ties

(KPL) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR Saleumxay Kommasith has signed a joint statement with San Marino Minister for Foreign and Political Affairs Nicola Renzi announcing the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.The sign...Read More

Lao Migrant Youth Increasingly Looking for Work in China

Young people from the northern provinces of Laos are increasingly moving across the border to China in search of jobs and higher wages.Facing limited prospects at home, youth from Laos' remote mountainous regions choose to become undocumented economic ...Read More

Villagers in Laos Fearful of New Chinese Tourism Project

Villagers in the remote Lao hamlet of Huaiyae in the scenic Vang Vieng region north of the capital Vientiane are concerned about possibly losing their land to a Chinese development project, after local authorities were spotted in the town taking measur...Read More

Japanese-Funded School Construction Project in Oudomxay Province

(KPL) The Government of Japan has handed over a school which was financed and constructed by the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in Namo District, Oudomxay Province.The handover ceremony was held on 16 January, 20...Read More