Southeast Asia | Laos dances to survive between China and Vietnam

Laos dances to survive between China and Vietnam

While often portrayed as a pliant client to its larger neighbors, Vientiane's balancing act is more astute than widely recognized

January 9, 2018 12:24 PM (UTC+8)
Lao dancers perform during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' gala dinner at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos, September 7, 2016. Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb
Lao dancers perform during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' gala dinner at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos, September 7, 2016. Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb
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