Jan 25, 2016

Two Chinese killed in roadside blast in Laos

Two Chinese nationals were killed and another wounded in a suspected bomb blast in Laos, Chinese state media said Monday, the latest incident in which Chinese have been killed abroad as the country’s economic footprint grows. China’s embassy in Laos confirmed the blast, which ...

Jun 24, 2015

China says 'Golden Triangle' source of most dangerous drugs

Southeast Asia’s lawless “Golden Triangle” region remains the overwhelming source of the heroin and methamphetamine sold in China, the country’s Cabinet said in a report issued Wednesday. The report said 90 percent of the 9.3 tons of heroin and 11.4 tons of methamphetamine seized ...

Mar 19, 2015

Tiger meat, bear paws openly available in Laos: NGO

A resort complex in northwest Laos targeting Chinese visitors has become a “lawless playground” for the trade in illegal wildlife ranging from tiger meat to bear paws, an advocacy group said Thursday. Customers “can openly buy endangered species products” in the Golden Triangle Special ...