Senior representatives from the Mekong and US attend the online meeting. Photo: Handout
Senior representatives from the Mekong and US attend the online meeting. Photo: Handout

Ahead of Blinken’s Southeast Asia visit, US steps up rivalry with China in Mekong region with funding, Mississippi tie-up

  • US announces new grant for the Mekong River Commission to promote data sharing over the waterway, where some blame Chinese dams for causing droughts
  • Support comes ahead of a visit to the region by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is expected to have China’s actions in the Mekong on his agenda

Senior representatives from the Mekong and US attend the online meeting. Photo: Handout
Senior representatives from the Mekong and US attend the online meeting. Photo: Handout
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