Fears over Chinese boom in Laos

Fears over Chinese boom in Laos

There are 67 comments on the BBC News story from May 28, 2011, titled Fears over Chinese boom in Laos. In it, BBC News reports that:

Chinese investment in neighbouring Laos has locals worried that the rubber plantations and casinos it is setting up are damaging their way of life.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at BBC News.

thavone

Australia

#21 Apr 26, 2012
laos viet and khmer can not stand alone,
china already infiltrade into lao viet and camb
china try to take over whole south east asea
china strategic is to immigrant
start with immigrant use soft power to corrupt,han will control economic politic to make expasion.
Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#22 Apr 26, 2012
thavone wrote:
laos viet and khmer can not stand alone,
china already infiltrade into lao viet and camb
china try to take over whole south east asea
china strategic is to immigrant
start with immigrant use soft power to corrupt,han will control economic politic to make expasion.
Yup, their plan is very obvious. The scary part is: Their immigrants are very fanatic and loyal to China.
boun chan

Newcastle, Australia

#23 Apr 26, 2012
indochina nations must help each other to defence
trade and security.
singharath

Australia

#24 Apr 30, 2012
chinese trategic expansionism
to immmigrant graps more land resource and control economic and politic it happen in seas some part in pacific and africa.

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#25 May 12, 2012
I wonder who is worst. Chinese or Vietnamese into Laos? Also what have they contribute to the Lao people or being Lao?
Sai Ong Ve

Saint Paul, MN

#26 May 14, 2012
I do prefer Vietnamese because Vietnam and Laos have many common needs, establishing strong identity against foreign invasion and colonization. Ai Viet don't get along with Ai Jerk and definitely Laos and Vietnam need each other. Moreover, Vietnam has suffered many traumas and need more times to recover especially, central Vietnames AKA V.C. to recover and have equal playing field to compete with Vietnamese in the South and Viet in the North.
thavone

Australia

#27 May 14, 2012
laos need to work with asean for security specialy with indochina nations.

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#29 May 18, 2012
The priority of Laos should be within IndoChina nation specifically with Vietnam and Cambodia from Thailand political manipulation and fabrication. Laos is more at risk with Thailand and its people finding ways of troubles into Laos society and future politic. Even look at Thailand today with politic and people. You can see how they used manipulation to get away from the troubling issue or political fraction. Obviously in the near future,they will inject this into neighboring country just like how the West inject there power into the middle east. Thailand is doing the same with its neighbors with the U.S and British help.
champa dang

Sydney, Australia

#30 May 21, 2012
chinese in bung that luang and north of laos they come to stay,can laos gov remove them after lease expire? china will use soft power to manipulate to gain more migration as Mao,s policy.

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#31 May 22, 2012
champa dang wrote:
chinese in bung that luang and north of laos they come to stay,can laos gov remove them after lease expire? china will use soft power to manipulate to gain more migration as Mao,s policy.
The new Chinese migrant from mainland China is fine. But Chinese-Thai on the other hand is another story because they already created this ethnic and social division in Thailand and Thai society already. Clearly Chinese-Thai are much different then those coming to stay in Laos because of common ground. Also Chinese has always been in Laos until the war came and many left. Laos and the Lao ppl are better off with Vietnam and China as socializing people because we seem to understand each other in many ways. Unlike the Thai on the other hand.
vieng keo

Australia

#32 May 24, 2012
just a dream but if lao able to unite all laos from isan and yunnan lao will be great.
chan

Kincumber South, Australia

#33 May 25, 2012
laos need more population
ky champasak

Kincumber South, Australia

#34 Jun 24, 2012
lao is member of asean and laos should stay in neutral...
khampheuy

Australia

#35 Jul 30, 2012
who own central vientiane? chinese or laos
Drgunzet

Meridian, ID

#36 Jul 31, 2012
Laos have 3 major threats:

1. From Thailand, the culture threat as well as economic dominance. The economic dominance is currently being countered with increasing economic tie with Vietnam as the counter balance. But the culture threat is unsolvable. Soon the Laos teenagers will be corrupted by the bad Thai teenagers.

2. From China, the numerical superiority and economic dominance. As of this, Laos has been stepping up to mitigate some of this threats by canceling a few major projects and concessions, notably the high-speed rail project.

3. From Vietnam, political and military threat. At this moment this threat is the lowest since it's not easy for another country to take over another with the UN acting as the watch dog. We have seen Vietnam failed to take over Cambodia, and was forced to withdraw.
phouthong

Australia

#37 Nov 29, 2012
bung that luang will be china town chinese will run most asean countries...
Wu Wen Ni

Beijing, China

#38 Dec 9, 2012
What the heck?

Chinese take over your land?

No way, look thai-land my sino brothers!

They are not speaking chinese and they are mix with locals,ok!!

They are not fking chinesea anymore,just a bunch of half breed south east asians,don;t worry, we don't want these People.
SpongeBob

Toronto, Canada

#39 Dec 10, 2012
Thanks to Viet presence in lao with traditional solidarity thru Indochina wars, China has long way to...take over Lao.
bounpon

Kincumber South, Australia

#41 Dec 11, 2012
wu wen ni you know chinese in thailand only 10% of thai population but control politic and 80%economic
where ever your people go and take advantage of those countries...
singharath

Australia

#42 Dec 18, 2012
laos must have long term plan

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