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Power Flows Downstream: Sino-Vietnamese Relations and the Lancang-Mekong River

By November 10, 2017June 9th, 2021No Comments

China’s international rivers are becoming a focal point for contests over control of natural resources. China, in its powerful position as headwater nation, continues to actively promote hydropower development domestically and internationally. When downstream nations rely on un-dammed rivers for fisheries and irrigation, this puts pressure on an increasingly strained natural resource and introduces additional tension into bilateral relations. Nowhere is this more clear than in the relationship between China and Vietnam, the nations that bookend the flow of the Lancang-Mekong river.

To read more, see: https://jamestown.org/program/power-flows-downstream-sino-vietnamese-relations-lancang-mekong-river/

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