Around the globe, Beijing is in the process of securing raw materials, opening up trade corridors and new markets In no .other region, however, has China’s influence advanced as far as in the Mekong states.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday lauded the Chinese developer behind Koh Kong province’s $3.8 billion tourism project, despite it causing a decade-long dispute with the villagers there.
The amended law “shows no concerns to the rights of indigenous people or human rights norms and discourages peace building.”
Thailand’s participation at COP24 was notable mostly for its invisibility.
To address problems related to opium cultivation, substantial socio-economic development is required to provide meaningful alternatives for farmers.
It was once a paradise for backpackers and locals, but now Cambodia’s Ochheuteal Beach suffers from rapid development and poor planning
Climate-change measures must focus on conservation and restoration of ecosystems, as well as sustainable management and social benefits.
Cooperation between Mekong-Lancang countries should ensure projects are inclusive and bring about equal benefits for all member states.