China has a colonial agenda with Laos. It provides aid and investment, but both come at the cost of Laotian sovereignty.
Sustainability key as two bodies discuss future management of vital waterway.
Tens of thousands of fuel-burning chambers being installed on the Tibetan plateau (Mekong headwaters) as China launches cutting-edge rainmaking
NGOs along the Mekong are taking advantage of tougher environmental compliance to pressure Chinese companies.
Cambodian foreign minister seeks expanding the LMC model, “Onto larger sub-regional projects that can jointly form a LMC Economic Development Belt.”
Japan is moving to bolster its footprint in the Mekong subregion by linking the Southeast Asian mainland into a broader Indo-Pacific Strategy allied with India, the United States and Australia.
Clean agriculture, organic agriculture, and good agricultural practices to promote quality crop production for exports such as rice, vegetables, tea and coffee.
Fourteen dams have been built along the section of the Mekong River flowing through Yunnan since 1995, decimating habitats, several conservationists told Caixin.
The Lancang-Mekong Environmental Protection Center has been inaugurated in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
Over the last two years, the China led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism has used everything from a “bulldozer approach” to engaging with local communities to deal with tensions over development projects