Government Resolution 120 recommends that farmers in the Mekong Delta should give priority to aquaculture and crop cultivation rather than focusing on rice production.
Large swaths of once-pristine land now house hundreds of neo-classical condos — with Chinese signage and a Chinese guard outside the entrance.
The Irrawaddy River, widely considered the aqueous soul of the nation, is now apparently at the center of Beijing’s grand, but no doubt risky, plan
Environmental academics have voiced opposition to a project, by a tambon administration organization in Phuket province, to build a beach erosion barrier on the famous Surin Beach, claiming that the project will increase, not decrease sand erosion.
But observers say that without more coordination between downstream countries, China’s influence in the region will continue to go unchallenged.