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  1. China's legacy: the thoughts of Lao Tzu

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... James Dorn Lao Tzu, thought to have been an older contemporary of Confucius (551-479BC), may have been the first libertarian. In writing the Dao De Jing he argued that if governments ... is not the commands of Mao Zedong Thought but the freedom of Lao Tzu Thought. Although Lao Tzu did not have a fully developed theory of the spontaneous market order, he clearly recognised the importance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606631/chinas-legacy-thoughts-lao-tzu
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Asian drug boom fuelling opium cultivation, says UN

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 02:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... alone has more than a million registered heroin users, and consumes most of the drug in the region, it said. With prices rising, cultivation in Laos soared 66 per cent to 6,800 hectares ... doubled since 2006,” despite officials reports from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand that nearly 25,000 hectares of poppies were eradicated this year, the report said. The study estimates opium produced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1073949/asian-drug-boom-fuelling-opium-cultivation-says-un
  3. 'Made in China' now a hot ticket in Vientiane

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Choi Chi Yuk

    ... Choi Chi Yuk in Vientiane The 'Made in China' label, once scorned in Laos, is now coveted. 'About eight years ago, the quality of Chinese products sold in Laos was so bad ... already expired. Others complained their new washing machines and video players broke down after a few months' use. 'Laos people used to boycott Chinese products. Even me. I refused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631798/made-china-now-hot-ticket-vientiane
  4. News - China - CRIME

    China considered using drone in Myanmar to kill wanted drug lord

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... trafficking outfit based in the Golden Triangle - the mountainous drug-producing region in Southeast Asia covering areas of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. "One plan was to use an unmanned ... in October that year. Joint investigations by police from China, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar eventually linked the attack to Naw Kham and triggered a region-wide manhunt. China sent its own task force ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154217/china-considered-using-drone-myanmar-kill-wanted-drug-lord
  5. Chinese cargo ships return to Mekong

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to resume navigation on the waterway only after it secured a landmark security co-operation deal with Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. The four countries agreed to jointly patrol the Mekong and provide ... the river. Officials from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand reached an agreement in Beijing on October 31 on joint law enforcement and patrols on the Mekong.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987555/chinese-cargo-ships-return-mekong
  6. Work to start on Asean rail links

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the new railways will link Kunming of Yunan province with Vientiane, capital of Laos. Under a pan-Asian high-speed railways plan, the line will later extend to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, ... He added that complex terrain may restrict the speed in some parts to below the 200 km/h standard. However, the Herald quoted officials at Laos' embassy in Beijing as saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965870/work-start-asean-rail-links
  7. Mekong a hot topic at regional summit

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Vientiane and Zhuang Pinghui Premier hopes to strengthen ties but divvying up river likely to stay a sticking point When Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in Laos today ... the Mekong River, called Lancang River on the mainland. China's ambassador to Laos, Pan Guangxue , said yesterday Mr Wen hoped to strengthen regional ties at the summit. Conflict among countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631730/mekong-hot-topic-regional-summit
  8. Beijing's power to win friends and influence people

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... concentrated their economic assistance on Myanmar and Laos, and on Cambodia, reached through Laos. They are the poorest countries in the region. Beijing has lent Vietnam large sums for railways, hydropower projects and shipbuilding yards. Compared with its influence in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, however, the CRS report says 'China's influence in Vietnam is relatively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622967/beijings-power-win-friends-and-influence-people
  9. News - China - COURTS

    Alleged kingpin of Mekong River massacre changes his tune

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... trial in Kunming, Yunnan. Naw Kham and five others from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand are facing charges of intentional homicide, drug trafficking, kidnapping and hijacking stemming from ... admitted that he planned and executed the murder as revenge. "On September 22, 2009, these two Chinese ships carried some Myanmese and Lao soldiers to attack our line," he said through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1041837/alleged-kingpin-mekong-river-massacre-changes-his-tune
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With drone plan, China seems to be learning America's unilateral ways

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... in Laos in April last year, he is now awaiting execution in Yunnan. News of the plan has been greeted with alarm, but not surprise, across the region. While it might have represented a key test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1158398/drone-plan-china-seems-be-learning-americas-unilateral-ways

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