“Cashing in on the Gobi desert ” is my first attempt of a full report, both text and images. As I travelled through Mongolia last summer, I wanted to understand how this newly opened country was processing its foreign investments. The result is presented in a 7 double page article ( photos + text ) in the latest issue of the global journal ( link online tease article here ).
The global journal is available in major international newsstand in europe and the US or directly through their website.
In Northern Laos, chinese mafias have taken advantage of the good relations between the countries to run a business that is loved by chinese but forbidden by its government: gambling… By dealing concessions in Laos directly with the local government, and then by using screen companies , they ve started a profitable, yet dangerous business in a country of strong Buddhist traditions. Here is the stories in photos of Chinese in northern laos:
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The population of Laos is one of the smallest in Asia. With only 7 millions people, the country has kept its tradition and a very slow modernisation. For the past few years, chinese citizen have come numerous and with different hopes. From personal business growth, to cooperation missions, the country is definitly going through a faster modernisation and Vientiane, its capital city, is the first witness of those recent change.
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full page gallery – Chinese in Vientiane