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

Topic |   US-China relations
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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