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  1. Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark Footer What is it? A restored French colonial-era prison/fort in the quiet, residential outskirts of Luang Prabang, Laos, Hotel de la Paix is built around a large courtyard containing ... with accents borrowed from the vibrant Lao culture. Each of the 23 suites has a semi-alfresco bathroom and private garden, and four of them, those at the corners of the property, have pools. The two ...

  2. News - Asia

    Pope reaches out to China and says church not looking to conquer Asia

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 11:59am by AP

    ... "obviously a sign of goodwill for dialogue" with China as well as the other countries in Asia with which the Vatican did not have relations: North Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Bhutan ...

  3. The prisoner Laos would rather forget

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... and they probably wish she had never been caught when she tried to board a plane in Vientiane last August with 680 grams of heroin hidden beneath her clothes. For the stern Communist officials who run Laos ... months after her arrest, she is now five months pregnant. The Laos government refuses to say how she became pregnant but insists stubbornly it is 'impossible' that she might have been ...

  4. HK students fight poverty in rural Laos

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... a day. This painful image remained imprinted on Kitty Tsang's mind for weeks after the 20-year-old student returned from her educational trip to Laos in February. Ms Tsang and fellow Chinese ... the harsh conditions. 'The poverty there is heartbreaking. Hong Kong people have many material comforts whereas children in Laos don't even know where their next meal will come from.' ...

  5. Highs and Laos

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... there is the London-born teacher and former Unesco worker who established teaching programmes in Laos and Thailand before setting up a child protection agency in Thailand. Then there is the cartoonist renowned ... of a string of quirky crime novels set in 1970s Laos, on a hapless international readership. 'There used to be more of me,' says Cotterill, who prefers people to think he's ...

  6. Laos courts mainland investment with lower wages and tax breaks

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Laos has joined the race to attract Chinese capital, offering investment incentives for businesses at a time when punishing cost inflation and a strengthening yuan are forcing ... to remoter regions. Mr Xindavong said Laos' abundant supply of young labour and natural resources had attracted an accumulated US$1 billion investment from China since 2000, or one-sixth ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Laos - the long, troubled decade

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... Five people were shot dead when a battered bus trundling through rugged northeastern Laos was ambushed two weekends ago. For once, not all the raiders escaped scot-free: five of them were ... more interesting than the attacks themselves. It is a well-rehearsed play: as usual, Laos blames the attack on bandits. Diplomats stick to their lines, shrug their shoulders and point fingers ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lao bounty sought for N Koreans

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo An organisation dedicated to helping North Korean refugees says police in Laos are demanding US$1,000 to hand over three children who were attempting to flee North ... into Laos with the intention of continuing on to Thailand and, ultimately, starting new lives in the US. Their three-month prison sentences have concluded, but they remain incarcerated after ...




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