Water levels in the Mekong River in northern Thailand during last year’s wet season were at their lowest for over 50 years. Photo: Reuters
Water levels in the Mekong River in northern Thailand during last year’s wet season were at their lowest for over 50 years. Photo: Reuters
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China’s dams did not cause our drought, Mekong nations say – but they ask for transparency

  • No proof region’s worst drought in 50 years was result of Chinese dam-building, but China provided inadequate water data, neighbours say
  • Southeast Asian countries show backing for China as they balance the matter against economic realities, according to observers

Water levels in the Mekong River in northern Thailand during last year’s wet season were at their lowest for over 50 years. Photo: Reuters
Water levels in the Mekong River in northern Thailand during last year’s wet season were at their lowest for over 50 years. Photo: Reuters
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