More Chinese-Owned Banana Plantations to Close in Laos
Lao government orders closing down environmentally destructive Chinese banana farms, first reported in January in Bokeo province, are now in force in six other provinces in the Southeast Asian country, sources say.
— Radio Free Asia
Chinese embassy presents office equipment to Lao defense ministry
The Chinese embassy in Laos presented office equipment to Lao Ministry of Defense on Tuesday. A ceremony was held in Lao capital Vientiane with the participation of Zhao Chenggang, Charge d’affaires of the Chinese embassy in Laos and Lao Deputy Minister of Defense Onsy.
Taiwan to expand visa privileges for Southeast Asian visitors
Taiwan will expand visa privileges for visitors from Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines and streamline the visa application process for visitors from other Southeast Asian and South Asian countries, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs said Wednesday.
— Focus Taiwan News Channel
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