Thai resistance to China’s downstream ambitions

Beijing's plan to blast rocks and rapids in the Mekong River to make way for bigger boats and faster trade is strongly opposed by grass roots activists

Chiang Khong, May 16, 2017 3:38 PM (UTC+8)
A Chinese boat with a team of geologists surveys the Mekong River at the border between Laos and Thailand April 23, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva
A Chinese boat with a team of geologists surveys the Mekong River at the border between Laos and Thailand April 23, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva