Hmong leaders say Trump deportation plan endangers refugees

Members of Wisconsin’s Hmong community are speaking out after reports that the Trump administration is seeking authority to deport thousands of Hmong residents to Laos. A State Department spokesperson on Monday confirmed to Wisconsin Public Radio that the administration is calling on Laos to accept deported ...


After Trump Rebuke, Vietnam Scrambles to Avoid US Trade Dispute

The U.S. government agreed this week to give another coast guard vessel to Vietnam so the Southeast Asian country can increase its defense against China. But behind that move, Vietnam and the United States are struggling over a growing trade deficit that has alarmed U.S. ...

Ralph Jennings

US promises to strengthen Myanmar’s anti-narcotics and security campaigns

The United States on Tuesday declared it will help strengthen Myanmar’s anti-illegal drugs campaign and boost the country’s law and order efforts to provide more security for its citizens, a US Embassy statement said. “The United States is committed to assist the Myanmar government in ...

US to partially rescind anti-dumping administrative review on VN shrimp

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has rescinded an administrative review of antidumping duties on certain frozen warmwater shrimp imported from Việt Nam from February 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017, according to the Việt Nam Ministry of Industry and Trade.Keep reading ...

Laos, United States parties strengthen cooperation, relations

Laos and the United States are moving forward in implementing the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership, signed by leaders last year. To fulfil this move, a delegation from the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are v isiting Laos on July ...

Trump’s policies could put Cambodia’s environment on chopping block

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” U.S. President Donald Trump declared during a speech announcing his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. In so doing, Trump sent a message to the world: that his ...

United States to realise committed assistance to Laos

The United States will continue to help Laos in addressing the problems around unexploded ordnance (UXO), while expanding cooperation to other sectors. US Ambassador to Laos Rena Bitter reconfirmed the American commitment to Lao media representatives at a reception held at the Embassy compound in ...

Trump and China: implications for Southeast Asia

Before his inauguration, Chinese specialists judged that Trump, as a pragmatic businessman, could be ‘shaped’ to align with Chinese interests and would ultimately be easier to deal with than Clinton. President-elect Trump soon upended these sanguine expectations with a few gestures, comments and tweets. After ...

US provides over 24 billion kip for unexploded ordnance clearance

The US government has agreed to provide a grant worth 24 billion kip (US$3,026,000) to the project for supporting rural development through Unexploded Ordnance clearance in Xieng Khuang province. The grant will contribute to non-technical and technical survey and clearance of the Unexploded Ordnance clearance (UXO) ...

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