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
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

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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
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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