One of the world’s major rivers, the Mekong flows through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is now at a 50 year low in parts of Thailand and Laos, and looks more like a desert in some places. The Thai government has attributed some blame to China for the drying up of the Mekong, due to their use of hydroelectric power stations on the river. China denies this, claiming that the drought is a natural phenomenon. According to an article in the New York Times there is ‘firm scientific evidence’ to support China’s claims. But perceptions in some…
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