The Delta’s marine economic activities have not yet been harmoniously associated with social development and environmental protection.
Everybody speaks about a ‘race to the bottom’ in the world of work. For brick workers enduring debt-bondage in Cambodia the race might already be over.
At the edge of a forest on the northern plains of Cambodia, an indigenous community is building its own security system.
Wants to measure its success at reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and carbon stocks preservation (REDD+).
Myanmar attracted the most foreign direct investment of any of the world’s LDCs in 2017, even though it was forcing the expulsion of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.
But the danger of over-worrying is to make it the top concern, and thus give BRI a status it hasn’t earned.
Bridges, decorated with Lao and Chinese flags, that Chinese companies have participated in constructing, are particularly outstanding.
Japan’s success in the Mekong does not solely depend on its economic statecraft nor on China’s development initiatives.
Communities across the Mekong and elsewhere can look to the Heinda mining case to see one method of influencing development projects.