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Chinese dams along the Mekong River have provoked a far-reaching response in Southeast Asia, highlighting the difficulty regional actors face in balancing their own interests with those of Beijing.

The U.S. is committed to supporting transparency and rules-based governance along the #Mekong  River. We support Mekong riparian partners as they face development and environmental challenges and opportunities through the access and sharing of data on .

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Assistant Sec. Stilwell met with #Mekong  partners to discuss expanding U.S. engagement to this strategic part of SEA. We are backing the region’s efforts to share the Mekong River’s bounty in transparent & sustainable ways; fight transnational crime; & strengthen energy security

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Chinese dams along the Mekong River have provoked a far-reaching response in Southeast Asia, highlighting the difficulty regional actors face in balancing their own interests with those of Beijing.

Severe low flow periods and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year combined with droughts in many parts of the Mekong region indicate a rising risk of severe weather events. #AsiaNewsNetwork 

China was pressed Tuesday to show more transparency over its dam operations on the Mekong River, months after downstream water levels hit record lows and threatened millions of livelihoods

The Mekong river cuts through six countries, supporting more than 60m people. But @charlie_mccann  tells “The Intelligence” its dried-out basin is a big dam problem

The Mekong river cuts through six countries, supporting more than 60m people. But @charlie_mccann  tells “The Intelligence” its dried-out basin is a big dam problem

The Mekong river cuts through six countries, supporting more than 60m people. But @charlie_mccann  tells “The Intelligence” its dried-out basin is a big dam problem

The Mekong River is over 4,000 kilometres long and contributes to plastic pollution ending up in our oceans and along beaches. Our global plastic pollution survey is helping to identify debris hot spots. @abcnews 

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China's leaders care little that their network of dams along the Mekong river poses a threat to its poorer neighbours

Chinese dams have altered the flow of the Mekong river, with grim consequences for farmers and fishermen downstream

New evidence shows that China has been holding back water from the Mekong River, destroying livelihoods downstream

China's leaders care little that their network of dams along the Mekong river poses a threat to its poorer neighbours

A river like the Mekong does not contain enough water to go round. China's 11 dams are the main problem

60 million people's livelihoods were in jeopardy when the Mekong River dried up in 2019 — and new research shows Chinese dams were partly to blame.

New evidence shows that China has been holding back water from the Mekong River, destroying livelihoods downstream

Today I met Vo Ban Tam, a former VC enemy who farms shrimp and crab on the same #Mekong  river we once fought over.

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The Mekong River feeds 60 million people and is home to more giant fish than any other river on Earth#WorldWaterDay 

POTUS drinking from a coconut in Luang Prabang along the Mekong River

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