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  1. News - Asia - SUMMIT

    Asia-Europe leaders in Laos vow to promote free trade

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vientiane Asian and European leaders on Tuesday renounced protectionism and vowed to promote free trade at a major summit in communist Laos, officials said. Dozens of leaders converged on the small landlocked nation for the Asia-Europe Meeting, seeking to strengthen trade links between two regions that together account for about half of global economic output. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1076342/asia-europe-leaders-laos-vow-promote-free-trade
  2. News - Asia - THE PHILIPPINES

    Aquino to raise sea dispute at Asia-Europe summit in Laos

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... leaders in Laos this week. Aquino said he expects to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of the European Union, Poland, Switzerland, Norway and Italy during the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting beginning in Laos on Monday. “At a time when parts of Asia and Europe are facing crisis and uncertainty, it is important for leaders of the two regions to discuss issues they are burdened with,” he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1075016/aquino-raise-sea-dispute-asia-europe-summit-laos
  3. News - Asia - LAOS

    European leaders in Laos to seek Asian support on debt crisis

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 09:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vientiane Dozens of European and Asian leaders gathered in impoverished Laos on Monday for a major summit dominated by the euro zone debt crisis and growing ... to Laos. He said the main aim of his first trip to Asia since taking office in May was to convince Asian leaders that “Europe is still an economic power”. European Union president Herman Van Rompuy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1075197/european-leaders-laos-seek-asian-support-debt-crisis
  4. News - Asia - DRUGS

    Opium cultivation surges in Laos and Myanmar amid drug boom in Asia

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Growing demand for heroin, especially in China, lures more farmers in remote areas of Laos and Myanmar to grow poppies Opium cultivation surges amid drug ... registered heroin users and consumes most of the drug in the region, it said, adding that farmers in Laos and Myanmar are pushing into increasingly remote land to avoid their crops being destroyed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1074124/opium-cultivation-surges-laos-and-myanmar-amid-drug-boom-asia
  5. News - Asia - LAOS

    US urges Laos to address mega dam concerns

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 06:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States urged caution on Monday on plans by Laos to build a multibillion-dollar dam that has raised environmental concerns from neighbouring nations, saying its impact was still “unknown”. The US$3.8 billion hydroelectric project at Xayaburi, led by Thai group CH Karnchang, has sharply divided the four Mekong nations – Laos, Vietnam, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1076347/us-urges-laos-address-mega-dam-concerns
  6. News - Asia - LAOS

    Laos to begin construction of US$3.6b hydropower project on Mekong River

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg in Bangkok

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok Vientiane says it has addressed concerns over impact on rice farming and fisheries Laos to start construction of US$3.6b dam project Laos will start construction ... "We have addressed most of the concerns." The hydropower plant is the first among eight that Laos plans to build to expand Southeast Asia's smallest economy by selling electricity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1075667/laos-begin-construction-us36b-hydropower-project-mekong-river
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1077190/laos-russia-join-wto-path-growth
  8. News - Asia - LAOS

    Hopes high for investment and trade as Laos prepares to join WTO

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok, Thailand After years of preparation, membership to the global body will see poor nation gain investment Trade minnow Laos set to join WTO club After years of preparation, Laos is on the verge of joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a milestone that it owes to a slew of reforms it must now enforce. Fifteen years since it first applied to join ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1054002/hopes-high-investment-and-trade-laos-prepares-join-wto
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    A matter of trust- what both sides of the Occupy divide can learn from Confucius

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:57am by Otto Lin

    ... on the teachings and perspectives of another sage, Lao Tzu. The relationship between China and Hong Kong can be interpreted using the concept of yin and yang. The existence of two different societies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616850/matter-trust-what-both-sides-occupy-divide-can-learn
  10. Mission Laos: the AFC qualifiers

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... team as they prepare for the AFC Championships qualifiers which will be held in Laos over the next two weeks. In the qualifiers, 41 teams are divided into seven groups. Hong Kong are in Group F with China, Cambodia, North Korea, Thailand and hosts Laos. The top two teams from each group will book their place in the 2013 finals. On Monday, Young Post attended the Hong Kong squad's final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004556/mission-laos-afc-qualifiers

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