Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang used a visit to Cambodia this week to strengthen China-led economic integration across mainland Southeast Asia.
Beijing has pledged billions of dollars to build new infrastructure in Cambodia as payback for impacts of Chinese mega-dams across the Mekong.
Leaders of the six countries sharing the Mekong River on Wednesday adopted a five-year plan of action on sub-regional cooperation.
China has the upper hand over a resource that serves as the economic lifeblood of its poor southern backyard.
Do all six countries who share the Mekong River share the same spirit of camaraderie? For answers, look to today’s 2nd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Summit.
The environment in Mekong Delta is severely being affected by hasher natural disasters, water pollution and natural resources depletion, said a scholar.
Mekong River leaders will be busy this year at meetings of many regional cooperation schemes that observers have said are overlapping.
The Beijing-led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation mechanism was set up to help ease tensions over development projects, but NGOs are unconvinced
Thai people living along the Mekong River are advocating an international law to protect the environment and human rights regarding international investments in the river basin
Hydropower development will likely deal a serious economic blow to Cambodia, with dire outlooks for its fisheries and rice outputs predicts Mekong River Commission (MRC).
If all the dams currently proposed for the lower Mekong basin are developed, sediment load reaching the delta will fall to 4% of current levels
Can the Mekong fisheries, worth more than US$2 billion annually, co-exist with the 100 hydropower dams planned for construction along the tributaries and main stem of the river?