US Secretary of State John Kerry tours the That Luang Stupa or Pha That Luang, with Phouvieng Phothisane, Acting Director of the Vientiane Museums, and Tata Keovilay, with the US Embassy, in Vientiane, Laos, on Monday, January 25, 2016. Photo: Reuters

Laos assures US it will help counter Chinese assertiveness

US Secretary of State John Kerry tours the That Luang Stupa or Pha That Luang, with Phouvieng Phothisane, Acting Director of the Vientiane Museums, and Tata Keovilay, with the US Embassy, in Vientiane, Laos, on Monday, January 25, 2016. Photo: Reuters
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