Beijing has leveraged its Belt and Road Initiative to gain the upper hand on the Mekong River while the US and Japan’s competing initiatives wash away
Mae Sot’s population of only 70,000 to 80,000 residents will be easily eclipsed by some 400,000 Chinese nationals expected to migrate to Kokko Chinatown in Myanmar,
Development partners requested MRC prioritise policies to protect the basin in future development strategies, as the basin is among the most vulnerable regions due to climate change.
A U.S. official did not specifically name China regarding “risks” and “challenges” imposed by approaches to dam building and cross-border riverine practices in the Mekong region.
But government disagrees, says global warming is something happening in other countries
The islands are the only location in Vietnam promoting the non-use of plastic bags and the ‘3Rs’ (reduce, reuse and recycle) programmes since 2011.
Some days Chiang Mai is ranked as the world’s most polluted city, with air quality below pollution hot spots such as New Delhi, Beijing and Dhaka.