But the real game changer will be the Pan-Asia Railway Network, with separate routs via Vietnam and Cambodia, one through Laos and the third through Myanmar.
“It’s basically under the guise of internationalizing China, but it’s more about resource extraction and attaining materials.”
The issue poses significant challenges for the Southeast Asian state’s future trajectory.
Without free, informed and prior consent from the public, international disputes may arise, as was seen with the Myitsone Dam and the Letpadaung Copper Mine.
There are seven Chinese-invested hydropower plants (1,328 MW), three coal-fired power plants (515 MW) and solar power plants.
Thailand has been swamped by waste from the west after Chinese ban on imports
Taking place July 1-3, led by Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and China’s People’s Daily.
Up to 2,000 logs cut from champac and pine trees weighing over 1,300 tons seized by authorities
China’s growing control over the Mekong is a crucial component of immobilising sovereignty in mainland Southeast Asia.
As the world’s single largest contributor of plastic waste into the marine environment, Mekong countries must provide leadership to restore health in our oceans.