A fishing boat on the Mekong River on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: AFP
Bilahari Kausikan
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Asian Angle by Bilahari Kausikan

Why Asean should treat the Mekong like the South China Sea

  • The Southeast Asian bloc’s forums have helped balance Chinese assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea
  • But in the Mekong Basin, where China holds the throats of half of Asean in its hands, its divisions leave it exposed
A fishing boat on the Mekong River on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: AFP
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