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The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) launched economic liberalization and an open-door policy with the adoption of “Chintanakan Mai” (new way of thinking). At the same time, it assumed the political task of justifying its single party regime. The government has adopted administrative reforms with two aspects: adapting to a market-oriented economy and strengthening the party’s control. The reforms of local administrations aimed to secure both specialized and standardized administration and the party’s control over the administration through its local committees.

As a result of pressure from foreign donors, Laos’ economic liberalization moved from management reforms of state-owned companies to a comprehensive reform aiming to create a free-market economy. The privatization of state-owned companies was carried out in order to make it possible to say that Lao’s transition to a market economy had been successful. However, though the transition to a market economy was successful, the problems of economic development still remain largely unsolved, as the industrial output from state-owned companies was never very high in the Lao national economy, which featured high output from family-based agriculture. Poor human capital and low capital accumulation, in particular, may have been a bottle-neck to industrial development. The expansion of higher education as well as elementary education is strongly needed to cultivate leaders for a market economy. To accumulate capital, there is a need to establish financial instruments that can mobilize domestic savings, because there are considerable savings in the form of real assets, hoarded cash and long-term deposits in foreign currency.

With regard to industrial development, now is the time to consider the possibility of regional complementary strategies, meaning that, for example, Laos should attract labor-intensive processes from Thailand and export intermediate or final products there. Laos may be able to benefit from regional development trends in Indochina.

http://www.ide.go.jp/English/Research/Project/2004/108.html

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No doubt.

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I think we should also open the "window" to hear what our people and other countries talk about us, So that we can improve our weakness and strenthen our economy, heart and mind

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Of course.. i think that this 'open-door policy' is a very good thing.... but everything is always a question of balance.

If you just leave your doors wide open, you'll attract many good things and people but also bad ones.... so an "open door policy" should not mean "WIDE OPEN DOOR", any country have to choose what they is benefit and acceptable and what is not.

But i agree with the former comment too: Laos should look more about what other countries think and say about

For example, in France, most of journalists have a very bad point of view about Laos... they have probably good reasons for that, but this make them forget all the good things of Laos... and they talk only about the bad, never about the good.

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If keep window opened, there would be lots of dust, no doubt. 

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Open door policy is good,
but we should add net in the door to screen only the good thing, and get rid of the bad thing to flow into the country. biggrin

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There was never a door to keep shut or to open in the first place. Laos has always been 'open' - even when it was supposedly closed it was open to the Soviet world. Its the Party that is closed.

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It is not really the matter of opening door or window. Probably, it's a matter of opened mind.

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I would like to add more keywords here, 
We should not open up only door or window, but also open up our eyes, hearts, minds and soul ! Think both inside and outside the box. Nothing is perfect. Though we walk slow, but we never walk back. That's good enough for Laos

by : Johny walker

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Laos2beLaos

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Open door, window, eyes, ears are good things.  But we should install metal detector or some kind of security door, too.  Get it?

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Laos2beLaos wrote:

Open door, window, eyes, ears are good things.  But we should install metal detector or some kind of security door, too.  Get it?



Open-door policy does not directly means that Laos would gain benefit. To gain benefit, Laos has to improve its education. Otherwise, other nation would take adventages over Lao people.  



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Whether you close or open the doors and windows or not, many Lao people still want to go to other neighboring countries to work and live there if they can.

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Anonymous wrote:

Whether you close or open the doors and windows or not, many Lao people still want to go to other neighboring countries to work and live there if they can.



Yes, probably it's true, but what is wrong?  

Let them improve their lives rather than keep them being poor. Here we have to accept that there is still less opportunity in Laos. And that doesn't mean they don't love Laos. One day they will come back, no doubt.


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TSP wrote:

Laos2beLaos wrote:

Open door, window, eyes, ears are good things.  But we should install metal detector or some kind of security door, too.  Get it?



Open-door policy does not directly means that Laos would gain benefit. To gain benefit, Laos has to improve its education. Otherwise, other nation would take adventages over Lao people.  



That's exactly what I mean by that.  I think you get my point.



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