IN THE NEWS: "China Wants to Dynamite the Mekong River to Increase Trade"

By Liam Cochrane [ABC, 15 May 2017]

Environmental groups in Thailand are concerned about China's plan to blast shallow parts of the Mekong River to allow heavy shipping...But the Mekong blasting, like the One Belt One Road summit, is about more than just trade....

"It's also about building the political relationships and tying the countries' economies together, in some form of shared destiny," said Carl Middleton, an expert on Mekong issues from Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University.

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