The lower reaches of the Jinghong Hydropower Station in southwest China's Yunnan Province in March 2016. Photo: Xinhua

China ‘taking control’ of vital Mekong river through dam-building spree, Mike Pompeo warns

  • Water levels at record lows in Southeast Asia’s most important river, which starts in China and flows through Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam
  • Environmental groups fear Beijing-backed dams upstream will destroy fish stocks and allow China to manipulate flows
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The lower reaches of the Jinghong Hydropower Station in southwest China's Yunnan Province in March 2016. Photo: Xinhua
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