A man paddles his boat through a flooded village after a dam in southeastern Laos collapsed, in the Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos. A United Nations human rights expert is urging Laos to focus less on big, foreign-invested dam and railway contracts. Photo: AP

‘Too few jobs and too much debt’: UN rights envoy warns Laos of favouring China’s belt and road over its people

  • UN rapporteur said the impoverished economy’s current strategy of favouring big-ticket Chinese projects and granting big concessions for land and resources is leaving many citizens behind
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A man paddles his boat through a flooded village after a dam in southeastern Laos collapsed, in the Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, Laos. A United Nations human rights expert is urging Laos to focus less on big, foreign-invested dam and railway contracts. Photo: AP
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