The Jinghong Hydropower Station in Yunnan Province is one of several China has built on the mainstream of the Mekong River, which is known as Lancang in Mandarin. Photo: Xinhua
The Jinghong Hydropower Station in Yunnan Province is one of several China has built on the mainstream of the Mekong River, which is known as Lancang in Mandarin. Photo: Xinhua
Diplomacy

Is Mekong River set to become the new South China Sea for regional disputes?

The Beijing-led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation mechanism was set up to help ease tensions over development projects, but environmental groups are yet to be convinced

The Jinghong Hydropower Station in Yunnan Province is one of several China has built on the mainstream of the Mekong River, which is known as Lancang in Mandarin. Photo: Xinhua
The Jinghong Hydropower Station in Yunnan Province is one of several China has built on the mainstream of the Mekong River, which is known as Lancang in Mandarin. Photo: Xinhua
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