Little Laos struggles to swallow Chinese debt

Railway linking Kunming with Vientiane expected to bring influx of Chinese to tiny landlocked country

Keith Loveard, Luang Prabang
March 26, 2019

Fifty years ago, the little town of Luang Prabang in Laos threw its hat in with the United States, allowing a “secret war” to be waged against Vietnamese communism from its airfield. Each day T28 fighter bombers operated by the Central Intelligence Agency took off loaded with shells, rockets and bombs to drop on North Vietnamese forces passing through Lao territory to reinforce their comrades fighting in the south.


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