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Villagers in northeastern Laos have voiced concerns over losing their land to a Chinese firm that was recently approved by the Southeast Asian government to dig for rare earth minerals. A government source says some displaced villagers will receive compensation. Although the Lao Ministry of Plans and Development signed an agreement on January 21 allowing the Tong Lee Seung Industrial Development Company to excavate a 3 square kilometre area in the Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, and another 25 square kilometres of land may now be examined that is owned by residents for farming and grazing livestock. One villager […]

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1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

Villagers in northeastern Laos have voiced concerns over losing their land to a Chinese firm that was recently approved by the Southeast Asian government to dig for rare earth minerals. A government source says some displaced villagers will receive compensation. Although the Lao Ministry of Plans and Development signed an agreement on January 21 allowing the Tong Lee Seung Industrial Development Company to excavate a 3 square kilometre area in the Phaxay district in Xieng Khouang province, and another 25 square kilometres of land may now be examined that is owned by residents for farming and grazing livestock. One villager […]

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In return for delayed interest payments on new rail? Only one winner out of these deals. 

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7 minutes ago, Poolie said:

Point took, but what's their motive? A 'free' asia?

See above.......

The RFA's mission highlights its commitment to providing freedom of access to true, fair and objective news to the several countries detailed. Do you see anything other than that and, if so, on what basis?

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1 hour ago, Poolie said:

Radio Free Asia....sponsored by??

@Poolie

Stop defending China and get over here and defend China ------->>>>

 

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3 minutes ago, Vince said:

@Poolie

Stop defending China and get over here and defend China ------->>>>

Hang on, I'm just having a pop at the yanks............😃

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And the Laos Government starts to pay back the dept for the China-Laos-Thai Railway. What do they wanna get there hands on in Thailand?

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2 minutes ago, Poolie said:

Hang on, I'm just having a pop at the yanks............😃

No one needs to take a pop at the 'yanks', Biden can do that single handedly. He just needs reminding who he is, what he is, where he is and what he had for breakfast. It's called profound cognitive impairment.

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13 minutes ago, King Cotton said:

The RFA's mission highlights its commitment to providing freedom of access to true, fair and objective news to the several countries detailed. Do you see anything other than that and, if so, on what basis?

The true, fair and objective bit. Anonymous sources, Government spokesmen partially quoted etc. 

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6 minutes ago, Poolie said:

The true, fair and objective bit. Anonymous sources, Government spokesmen partially quoted etc. 

Thanks, @Poolie! I had more than an inkling that that was your initial, dubious-sounding 'sponsored by??' remark.

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Laos licking the CCP’s behind. Nothing good will come from this. Shouldn’t be allowed to take away peoples land. Only ones compensated properly will be the ones getting the brown envelopes making this happen. 

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3 minutes ago, King Cotton said:

Thanks, @Poolie! I had more than an inkling that that was your initial, dubious-sounding 'sponsored by??' remark.

They never fail to appeal to the 'cerebrally challenged' among us. 😃

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2 minutes ago, Poolie said:

They never fail to appeal to the 'cerebrally challenged' among us. 😃

If the two countries, China or the US. Where would you prefer to live and raise a family ? 

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China is a danger and a world treat ! the are invited by another communist country Laos.  they wil rip their land and leave nothing behind    wait til they enter Thailand    -  but they dont understand it, China wil soon control whole asia. .   be carefull ..    

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6 hours ago, Soidog said:

If the two countries, China or the US. Where would you prefer to live and raise a family ? 

That is obvious. I wouldn't want my kids to get shot. 

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7 hours ago, Guest1 said:

And the Laos Government starts to pay back the dept for the China-Laos-Thai Railway. What do they wanna get there hands on in Thailand?

A default (sorry "renegotiated terms", @Poolie) and long term lease to a Chinese LP is a foregone conclusion.  

Along with a swath of land surrounding the rail line - presumably including mineral rights? China will exploit as it sees fit for... 35 or is it 50 years? 

I'll bet 30 THB on this prediction! The question is, how quickly will this deal fall apart and fall into Chinese hands? 

 

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8 hours ago, Vince said:

A default (sorry "renegotiated terms", @Poolie) and long term lease to a Chinese LP is a foregone conclusion.  

Along with a swath of land surrounding the rail line - presumably including mineral rights? China will exploit as it sees fit for... 35 or is it 50 years? 

I'll bet 30 THB on this prediction! The question is, how quickly will this deal fall apart and fall into Chinese hands? 

If you say so.....😉

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Just now, Poolie said:

If you say so.....😉

Your own articles say so. 

Both puff pieces that tried to spin it couldn't gloss over the facts: China is a predatory lender. 

Want to provide another article? :-) 

 

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Ok China is what China is. Still beats bombing the  bejeezus out of everywhere and stealing their riches.

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4 minutes ago, Poolie said:

Ok China is what China is. Still beats bombing the  bejeezus out of everywhere and stealing their riches.

But but they are also bringing freedom there... like the one we saw in Afghanistan recently 🤣

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20 minutes ago, Noble_Design said:

But but they are also bringing freedom there... like the one we saw in Afghanistan recently 🤣

Yeah, and democracy, the vital ingredient.

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1 hour ago, Poolie said:

Yeah, and democracy, the vital ingredient.

China don't recognise the word democracy.

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