The Mekong river supports 60 million people as it flows past Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and through Cambodia and Vietnam. Photo: Reuters The Mekong river supports 60 million people as it flows past Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and through Cambodia and Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
The Mekong river supports 60 million people as it flows past Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and through Cambodia and Vietnam. Photo: Reuters

China-Asean relations

Did China’s dams contribute to drought in Lower Mekong countries?

  • US study finds large volume of water held back during 2019 when downstream flows were at their lowest level in 50 years
  • China disputes findings as ‘unreasonable’ and says drought also affected its portion of the river

Topic |   China-Asean relations
The Mekong river supports 60 million people as it flows past Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and through Cambodia and Vietnam. Photo: Reuters The Mekong river supports 60 million people as it flows past Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and through Cambodia and Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
The Mekong river supports 60 million people as it flows past Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and through Cambodia and Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
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