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Mekong River region on more minds

If Vietnam as ASEAN chair has its way, the Mekong may soon become an ASEAN matter, providing the five riparian countries more leverage in grappling with China’s unilateral hogging of water in the upper reaches of the river.

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Mekong left starving

Apart from the damage it will cause to agriculture and the fishing industry, the now ocean-blue river is naturally hungry for nutrients and will start absorbing sediments attached to its banks.