Nestled in Southeast Asia, Laos is a small country that has experienced poverty and political struggles. With the increasing support from its neighbor, China, the country has a chance to develop – but at what cost? Enter Laos: Falling into the Debt Trap?, an eye-opening documentary that delves deep into the potential threats and benefits surrounding the large-scale infrastructure projects financed by China.
From fast trains to dams and bridges over the Mekong river, the documentary follows correspondent Sebastian Glaab as he travels to Laos to take a closer look at a dam under construction. Will Laos become too reliant on China’s support? Is the country’s stability at risk, ultimately benefiting Beijing? Tune in to Laos: Falling into the Debt Trap? to explore the aftermath of the newfound financial support and its effect on the future of Laos.