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  1. 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 ...

  2. The Boat Landing, northern Laos

    Posted Jul 31st 2005, 12:00am by Morgan Ommer

    ... The border with Yunnan is 7km away. What's so special about it? It is the only eco lodge in Laos and as such is recognised by the International Ecotourism Society. Its management is committed ... through the use of solar panels. What's on the menu? Jams, juices, Laotian green tea, wine and sugar palm beer are made by a company called Lao Farmers' Products. The coffee comes from ...

  3. News - China

    China's Beidou navigation system expands in Southeast Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 08:39am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Two more Southeast Asian countries have signed up to the Beidou satellite navigation system, China's alternative to the American GPS system. Laos and Brunei ... of implementing the system in Laos or Brunei. The 2-billion-yuan bill (HK$2.5 billion) of bringing the system to Thailand is to be largely met by the Chinese government, Xinhua said. The Beidou system ...

  4. The Coroner's Lunch

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... The Coroner's Lunch takes readers to 1976 Vientiane, where septuagenarian Dr Siri Paiboun is forced to assume the post of chief coroner of the new Lao People's Democratic Republic. Having served the Pathet Lao for decades and ready for retirement, he accepts the post reluctantly, but brings with him a work ethic the authorities don't expect or appreciate. Little does it matter that he ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Long-held dream comes true for battling Laos player

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong to watch the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. That dream will become a reality next weekend for the Laos flanker after he plays in the Altus Kowloon RugbyFest. 'I have worked hard for the past six months to contribute to this trip,' says Ollo, part of a representative side of senior and under-20 national team players from Laos. They will follow in the path ...

  7. HK lift Interport, but the real work starts in Laos

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... warned they needed to raise their game still further for next week's Inaugural Asian Under-22 Cup in Laos. 'We have to do a much better job if we want to do well in Laos,' said ... said. Merrick will take a 23-strong squad to Laos where they will meet North Korea, China, Thailand, Cambodia and the hosts in group F. They will leave on Thursday before taking on Cambodia ...

  8. HK's young guns face tough test in Laos

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Five games in 11 days will test the discipline and mental strength of Hong Kong's younger generation at the inaugural AFC Under-22 Championships qualifiers in Laos, says coach Ernie Merrick. The 23-member squad leaves today to face a tough task in their first tournament at regional level. 'They have to play five matches over 11 days ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - Animals

    Hello world! First baby spotted seals to be born at Ocean Park unveiled

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 05:01pm

    ... he was born,” he said. “Ocean is the friendliest and loves interacting with the trainers.” Two of the mothers, Qiao Niu and Lisa, were born in the Dalian Lao Hu Tan Ocean Park while the other was from the Dalian Sun Asia Ocean World. The parents of Qiao Niu and Lisa were rescued after the four seals were accidentally caught by fishermen near the seaport. The Lao Hu Tan Ocean Park cared ...

  10. Traditional Recipes of Laos

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung Traditional Recipes of Laos By Phia Sing The cuisine of Laos is not nearly as well known outside the country as the traditional food of its neighbours, such as China, Vietnam ... sheets that are as beautiful as Japanese handmade paper. Traditional Recipes of Laos is one of the few books in English on Laotian cuisine. The people who contributed to the book have impeccable ...




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