A Laos trainee learns signalling skills from a Chinese mentor Wei Songtao as part of work on the China-Laos railway. Photo: Xinhua A Laos trainee learns signalling skills from a Chinese mentor Wei Songtao as part of work on the China-Laos railway. Photo: Xinhua
A Laos trainee learns signalling skills from a Chinese mentor Wei Songtao as part of work on the China-Laos railway. Photo: Xinhua
Laos

If Laos fell into a Chinese debt trap, would it make a noise?

  • China’s largesse in funding regional infrastructure has prompted claims Beijing is seeking leverage over poorer, heavily indebted nations
  • Yet Laos’ increasing reliance on its large-pocketed neighbour has faced relatively little scrutiny, in part because it is obscured by Vientiane’s ties with Hanoi

Topic |   Laos
A Laos trainee learns signalling skills from a Chinese mentor Wei Songtao as part of work on the China-Laos railway. Photo: Xinhua A Laos trainee learns signalling skills from a Chinese mentor Wei Songtao as part of work on the China-Laos railway. Photo: Xinhua
A Laos trainee learns signalling skills from a Chinese mentor Wei Songtao as part of work on the China-Laos railway. Photo: Xinhua
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