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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Laos may need incentive to stop building Mekong dam

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... David Fullbrook David Fullbrook says when words fail, incentives might persuade Laos to abandon its dam plan Mekong's natural riches are worth paying for Doing business in agriculture ... and the yield is good. Those days, however, are coming to an end. Laos is building the Xayaburi hydroelectric dam to block the Mekong, despite promising its neighbours that share the river it would not. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Laos risking decades of co-operation with Mekong dam project

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Laos risking all with dam project Agreement between Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on shared use of the Mekong River has long been hailed by the United Nations ... But self-interest has got the better of the Lao government, which has ignored pacts, its neighbours and environmentalists to break ground for a hydroelectric dam. At a stroke, it has eroded all that has ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Laos, Russia join WTO path to growth

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Donald Gasper

    ... Donald Gasper Donald Gasper says making the most of long-awaited status will take work Laos and Russia join the WTO path to higher growth Laos hosted the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting in its ... on October 26, the WTO invited Laos to become a member it was the culmination of 15 years of negotiations. The country's lawmakers are now expected to accept the invitation when they meet next ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ukraine crisis a reminder to West that biggest threat is from Russia, not China

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:04pm by G. BIN ZHAO

    ... of the US pivot to Asia. A triangular framework will ultimately have a positive influence on world stability; a triangle is, after all, the most stable geometric shape. In this case, Lao Tzu's ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Signs of a thaw in Sino-Vatican relations after pope's gesture

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... "not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all". No doubt he also had in mind North Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Bhutan and Brunei, but China looms large ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Shifting forces of supply and demand test Asia's health care systems

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:25pm by STEVEN YEO

    ... for the Poor in Vietnam, the health equity funds in Cambodia and Laos and, in affluent Singapore, the Medifund, a subsidy programme for citizens in need. While experiments in health care financing ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Expert says H7N9 won't be SARS 2.0 and officials promise accurate information

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 05:58am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Bloomberg News Adelson’s Vegas Sands faces trial over Macau licensing. Radio Free Asia Laos agrees to continue negotiations with China on Southeast Asia rail link loan.   Civil Society BBC News* ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong goes with the flow and reaps the rewards of capital movements

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:04am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Thailand's capital inflows and outflows as a percentage of GDP. Even these are probably inflated by false declarations for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. So, yes, Peter, scratch your head indeed. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese dream will become reality only if China learns to manage change

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:43pm by G.BIN ZHAO

    ... Yet, as Lao Tzu said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". At least for now, there is a common dream for all Chinese. G. Bin Zhao is executive editor ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Qingming tributes are censored and Beijing invites Myanmar's opposition parties

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 06:31am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Thailand and Laos agree (in principle) on high-speed railway project to link the countries with China. Eleven Weekly China invites Myanmese opposition parties to visit Beijing   * denotes articles ...




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