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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2022, 4(11); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2022.041109.

Laos: the dilemma of being a landlocked country


Yiting Kang

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Yiting Kang

School of Foreign Languages, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China


The Southeast Asian region is of strategic importance on a global scale, yet Laos, as the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, is handicapped. This paper analyzes the development dilemma of landlocked Laos from three perspectives: a) isolation from foreign markets, b) availability of infrastructure and border crossing points, and c.) efficiency of logistics services, and attempts to determine the extent to which Laos is affected by its status as a "landlocked country" and the likelihood of overcoming this barrier. 


Laos PDR, Landlocked Countries, Economic Development

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Yiting Kang. Laos: the dilemma of being a landlocked country. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 11: 45-51. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2022.041109.


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