A fisherman on the Mekong. Photo: Reuters A fisherman on the Mekong. Photo: Reuters
A fisherman on the Mekong. Photo: Reuters

US claims China’s ‘manipulation’ of Mekong is ‘urgent challenge’ for Southeast Asia

  • Senior US diplomat David Stilwell’s comments are latest evidence the river has become a new front in the US-China rivalry
  • America cites a study claiming Chinese dams are causing devastating droughts downstream; China cites a study saying its dams alleviate them

Topic |   US-China relations
A fisherman on the Mekong. Photo: Reuters A fisherman on the Mekong. Photo: Reuters
A fisherman on the Mekong. Photo: Reuters
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