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2020/10/20 | The Interpreter

Duelling Diplomacy Over Southeast Asia’s Most Important River

Despite climate change and the cost of hydropower dams, Mekong nations will find it difficult to turn away from China.

2018/06/08 | The Interpreter

China's Damming Control of Mekong, South China Sea Pincers Southeast Asia

China's control of dams above the Mekong and islands in the South China Sea strategically sandwiches Southeast Asia.

2017/05/09 | The Third Pole

Sandmining is Destroying Asia’s Rivers

Uncontrolled and mostly illegal extraction of sand and rocks from riverbeds for construction is killing rivers across South Asia and China, and must be tightly controlled.

2017/02/13 | Timo Räsänen

The Ups and Downs of Chinese Dams on Mekong: New Report

A new study shows the significant impact of Chinese dams on the Mekong, but it is not all bad.

2017/02/07 | Tom Fawthorp

Blasting the Mekong for Commercial Shipping

Thai government moves ahead with plans to demolish rocks and islets to allow cargo ships from China, sparking outrage among environmentalists.

2016/06/24 | Milton Osborne

A Bad Dry Season on the Mekong

The waters of the Tonle Sap in Cambodia have fallen to one of the lowest levels in generations, while a dramatic increase in saltwater incursions into Vietnam’s Mekong Delta threaten fish caches and agricultural production.