China’s Belt and Road Money Floods Environmental Concerns Over Mekong Dam Construction

China’s Belt and Road Money Floods Environmental Concerns Over Mekong Dam Construction

SIEM REAP, Cambodia – The prime ministers of the four countries in the downstream Mekong River basin agreed this week to boost collaboration for sustainable development, but turned noticeably quiet about the environmental impact from hydropower dam projects that have increased thanks to Chinese help. Cambodia’s Hun Sen, Thailand’s Prayut Chan-ocha, Vietnam’s Nguyen Xuan Phuc […]

Thailand’s Military Government Ignoring the Risks on the Mekong River to Appease China

Thailand’s Military Government Ignoring the Risks on the Mekong River to Appease China

. . CHIANG RAI – The Prayut Chan-o-cha Government made an out-of-the-blue decision that paves the way for the demolition of the Mekong River’s rocky outcrops for the sake of “improved waterway navigation” near Chang Saen, Chiang Rai. Thailand’s Military installed governments backing of China’s blasting plan of the Mekong River inlet in Chiang Rai […]