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Laos leaning away from China and towards Vietnam

Laotians are also unhappy over growing Chinese domination and the high-handedness of its businessmen.

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has also been advocating strengthening diplomatic ties with the United States.

THE Trump administration is actively engaging Laos, not just cosmetically by hiring the celebrated Laotian-American designer Tham Kannalikham to redecorate the White House. It has also begun trade talks with Laos, as the new Laotian leadership is showing signs of tilting away from China.


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