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The Mekong subregion in Beijing’s strategic calculus

The strategically vital Mekong subregion has been gaining salience in Beijing’s strategic calculations as China faces growing pushback from the US and other countries. The global pandemic appears to be consolidating a few trends in China’s ties with the Mekong nations. In this emerging scenario, it is likely ...

K. YHOME

Langcang-Mekong countries stay committed to cooperation

The six countries in the Langcang-Mekong Region vowed to further enhance water resource cooperation in a video conference during the 2020 LMC (Lancang-Mekong Cooperation) Week activity that began on Monday. “At present, the novel coronavirus is spreading globally, and all countries in the world are fighting ...

Hou Liqiang

Thailand nixed China’s Mekong River blasting project. Will others push back?

China has had a setback in its infrastructure building along the Mekong River after Thailand cancelled a project on the vital Southeast Asian waterway. But observers say that without more coordination between downstream countries, China’s influence in the region will continue to go unchallenged. In a ...

Laura Zhou

Wang Yi Elaborates on Priorities of Future Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

On 20 February, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the press together with Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith of Laos after attending the Fifth Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Vientiane, Laos. Wang Yi said that LMC is now moving from a ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Spirit of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation driving force in building peaceful, prosperous community: Cambodian FM

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said the spirit of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) is the driving force in building a peaceful and prosperous community. During the first “Lancang-Mekong Week” (March 19-25), Prak Sokhonn told Xinhua in a joint interview that the Phnom Penh Declaration and ...

Global Times Reporter

China urges utilisation of LMC scheme for boost to agriculture sector

China sees an imbalance in the agriculture development among the six countries in the Mekong basin and would push for utilisation of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) scheme to unlock its potential, a Chinese senior official said.Keep reading ...

SUPALAK GANJANAKHUNDEE

Mekong group sets sights on agriculture

The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), a relatively new mechanism to enhance regional cooperation among Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries and China, is still in its infant stages, but has already achieved a great deal when it comes to the development of agriculture technology in the region, ...

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