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News Laos » Trade: CITES Ignores Illegal Import of Wild Elephants by China

News channel or source: http://ens-newswire.com/2018/02/20/cites-ignores-illegal-import-of-wild-elephants-by-china/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

In 2016, China officially imported 50 live elephants from Laos, as stated by the CITES trade database, while Ammann’s undercover interviews with elephant handlers, called mahouts, on the China-Laos border revealed a further 30 went in 2017. Laos ...

News Laos » Trade: Laos remakes itself as an adventure center, an evolution that serves the country and its visitors well

News channel or source: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-laos-20180218-story.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

fit Lao who hikes these mountains every day. We drove about 45 minutes to Lake Nam Ngai, where we took a 30-minute boat ride. We passed one of the six dams the Chinese built and floated by poppy fields left over from the drug trade that fueled this area's ...

News Laos » Trade: Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/why-the-laos-wage-hike-debate-matters/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Efforts by trade unions to increase the minimum wage, only to be resisted by business interests, are a familiar refrain across the world. Indeed, even the socialist state of Lao People’s Democratic Republic is not immune. Current negotiations to raise ...

News Laos » Trade: Vietnam, Laos envoys vow close ties

News channel or source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1416667/vietnam-laos-envoys-vow-close-ties
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

which is now paying off in the form of better Thai-Lao border cooperation on trade and security, said Lt Gen Kongcheep. Gen Prawit was quoted as saying the countries should try to stop Laos being exploited by transnational drug trafficking networks as a ...

News Laos » Trade: Why Laos’ reliance on Chinese money could bankrupt the country

News channel or source: http://www.aseantoday.com/2018/02/why-laos-reliance-on-chinese-money-could-bankrupt-the-country/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

These included a new bridge over the Mekong River. Laos also wants involvement in the high-speed rail link between China and Thailand. In the long-term, these projects should boost trade, investment, and tourism. In the short-term, it puts the country’s ...

News Laos » Trade: Swanzey group helps save greyhounds from Chinese meat trade

News channel or source: http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/swanzey-group-helps-save-greyhounds-from-chinese-meat-trade/article_bbe4e315-e1bc-5ab0-b9bb-1cf3334cd170.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Laos and Vietnam — still struggle to balance concerns of sacrificing cultural identity with international cries of animal cruelty, according to National Geographic. In Beijing, Candy Cane Rescue purchases dogs from the meat trade to keep them out of harm ...

News Laos » Trade: Structural changes in Asian rice trade: Lessons for Bangladesh

News channel or source: http://www.thedailystar.net/business/structural-changes-asian-rice-trade-lessons-bangladesh-1538269
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

In the global rice trade, Thailand dominated until the first decade of the ... Mainland countries of SEA (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar) are rice exporting countries and they export around 16-18 million tonnes of rice annually.

News Laos » Trade: Economic, trade ties between China, Laos developing healthily: report

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/02/c_136945026.htm
Publication date: Friday 02 February 2018

VIENTIANE, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- A report on China-Laos cooperation opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative was released here Friday at a forum aimed at fostering closer cooperation between the two neighbors under the Belt and Road cooperation.

News Laos » Trade: HCM City, Laos seek measures to boost trade

News channel or source: http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/421999/hcm-city-laos-seek-measures-to-boost-trade.html
Publication date: Sunday 28 January 2018

HCM CITY — The products of HCM City and Laos are more complementary than competing in nature, meeting consumption and production demand of both sides. But their bilateral trade relation has not met the expectations of either side, according to the ...

News Laos » Trade: TPP 11 pushes criminal and civil penalties for piracy

News channel or source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/tpp-11-pushes-criminal-and-civil-penalties-for-piracy/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. At least half of the nations involved in the TPP had said they would instead consider Chinese-led multilateral trade deals such as the RCEP.