China pours $1.7m into development for Mekong countries

China is offering $1.7 million to a six-country group along the Mekong River to boost regional trade and ease concerns about Beijing’s massive hydroelectric dam projects along the waterway. Keep reading ...


GMS, CLV Summits among Vietnam’s biggest external events in 2018

The sixth Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS-6) Summit and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV-10) Development Triangle Summit, scheduled to take place in Hanoi from March 29-31, are considered two of the most important multilateral external events in 2018. Keep reading   ...

Nhan Dan Online Newspaper Reporter

Engendering an inclusive Asean

For an inclusive Asean to happen, each member country must have some sort of policy alignment with the larger regional frameworks if they are to fully benefit from improved physical, institutional and people-to-people linkages, argues Sok Chenda Sophea. Keep reading ...

Sok Chenda Sophea

Students submit projects in a competition to develop the Lantsang-Mekong Region

Students from 11 universities of six countries along the Mekong River, including China, competed in the third Youth Innovation Competition on Lantsang-Mekong Region’s Governance and Development. The competition was initiated in 2016 to inspire students to work out innovative and feasible projects offering suggestions and advice ...

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China's Interest in Riverine Development Evident at Mekong River Summit

In March 2016, while chairing the first summit on the Beijing-initiated Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, in a speech, cited an anonymous Southeast Asian proverb: “When gentle breezes stick together, they can have the power of a typhoon.” ...

Aun Chhengpor

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation leaders’ meeting hails achievements, maps out blueprint for future development

The Second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders’ Meeting approved a Five-year Action Plan (2018-2022) here on late Wednesday, charting the course for the LMC’s development into the next decade. With a theme of “Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development,” the meeting gathered leaders of China, ...

Khmer Times Reporter

Dalai Lama wants Tibetans to imbibe ancient Indian wisdom

Asserting that India was the only nation to integrate material development with the inner world, the Dalai Lama on Sunday advised Tibetans to imbibe ancient Indian wisdom as well as environmental protection.[]”It is the moral duty of the Tibetans to preserve the fragile ecology of ...


ADB to extend $150m loan to Vietnam for rural development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $150 million loan to support development in four of Vietnam’s northeastern provinces – Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, and Lang Son.[]The provinces of Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, and Lang Son have significant potential to ...

Antonia Timmerman

CLV Triangle trade still below potential: forum

Trade development of the Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam (CLV) Development Triangle Area remains modest and unsynchronised, failing to match the potential and the strategic co-operation between the three countries, participants were told at the 11th Trade and Tourism Promotion Forum of the CLV Development Triangle Area held ...

VNS Reporter

Beijing scholar signals new regional Mekong order

The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) will replace the longstanding cooperative structure of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) in developing the Mekong basin, a Chinese scholar said recently.Keep reading ...


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