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Laos dances to survive between China and Vietnam

With its sparse 6.7 million population, land-locked Laos is often cast as a passive victim of pell-mell Chinese expansionism, a rich source of raw materials its giant neighbor craves and a virtual truck stop on the way to Thailand and the more prosperous countries of mainland Southeast Asia. Already forging ahead with the 414-kilometer Kunming-Vientiane […]