A fishing boat travels along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. Photo: AFP A fishing boat travels along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. Photo: AFP
A fishing boat travels along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. Photo: AFP

The next US-China battleground: Chinese dams on the Mekong River?

  • Chinese dams on the Mekong have been blamed by some for the severe droughts suffered by downstream nations at the turn of the year
  • But conflicting research by US- and Chinese-backed groups suggests a battle of narratives to frame Beijing’s relations with its Southeast Asian neighbours

Topic |   China-Asean relations
A fishing boat travels along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. Photo: AFP A fishing boat travels along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. Photo: AFP
A fishing boat travels along the Mekong River in the northeastern Thai province of Nong Khai. Photo: AFP
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