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What do you think about buying and selling goods online?

Online businesses are booming, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic changed
the way we do things, but this method of buying and selling items has both its good and bad points. Vientiane Times asked some local people for their thoughts on conducting business online.

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- What more should we do to protect intellectual property?
Lao people make many kinds of items, especially using indigenous knowledge not found in other countries.
But most of these products have not been copyrighted or given a trademark, especially handicrafts. This has led to numerous instances of product copying and the true inventors of these products are not recognised. Vientiane Times asked for people’s thoughts on ways to better protect intellectual property.
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- What are your thoughts on the growth of the Party?
The 66th anniversary of Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Foundation Day will be observed on March 22. Activities to commemorate the anniversary will be hosted across the country. Vientiane Times asked some members of the Party and people to voice their thoughts on the growth of the party and the development of the country over the years.
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- Address by Party Secretary General Mr Thongloun Sisoulith on the occasion of the
66th anniversary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party
Beloved fellow citizens, comrade Party members!
March 22 marks the foundation of the Party, the day which saw the birth of the first labour party in Laos. The Party has organised and guided the work of the task of the national and people’s democratic revolution throughout the past 66 years. Today, March 22, marks another anniversary of the Party. .... More >>>
- What can be done to protect the environment and keep tourist attractions clean?
Inconsiderate tourists are spoiling beauty spots by parking their vehicles on riverbanks and having parties, when garbage ends up being thrown into the river. Rivers are becoming dirty because of tourism and public bathing, environmentalists say. Vientiane Times asked for people’s thoughts on ways to encourage better behaviour. .... More >>>
- What are the pros and cons of social media?
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- What’s to be done about the cattle that roam on main roads?
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- How important is it for food products to be copyrighted and branded?
More than 100 food producers from across the country exhibited their signature products at the Lao Food Festival 2021, which was recently held at Chao Anouvong Park in
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