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U.S., Korea pursue Mekong nation capacity building partnership

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Korean Water Corporation (K-water) are deepening their partnership for capacity building and more. Representatives from USACE and Korean Water Corporation (K-water), as well as from the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, the Republic of South Korea (ROK) and ...

China dismisses U.S. criticism over dams

Beijing dismissed criticism from the United States after a U.S. official claimed that China’s construction of dams on the upper Lancang (Mekong) River had a detrimental effect on lower Mekong countries. “Related comments by a U.S. official are groundless and they have ulterior motives,” Foreign ...

U.S. Imposes Visa Sanctions on Myanmar and Laos Over Their Refusal to Accept Deportees

The U.S. imposed visa sanctions on Myanmar and Laos Tuesday after the nations refused to take back immigrants Washington wants to deport. The two Southeast Asian nations join the running list of countries which have delayed or declined to accept nationals slated for expulsion from ...

U.S. raises concerns about Vietnam's proposed cybersecurity law

The United States has raised concerns with Vietnam about its proposed cybersecurity law, the U.S. Embassy said on Thursday, amid activists’ fears the new legislation will cause economic harm and crackdown on online dissent in the communist-ruled country. Keep reading   ...

U.S. criticizes China for shielding Myanmar from U.N. action

The United States indirectly criticized China on Monday for shielding Myanmar from strong U.N. Security Council action over a military crackdown against mainly Rohingya Muslims that the U.S. and other countries have denounced as ethnic cleansing. Keep reading ...

U.S. slaps sanctions on Laos Golden Triangle 'casino' in bid to break up narco-empire

The U.S. Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on a gambling empire hacked from the Laotian jungle which it said was involved in drug, human and wildlife trafficking and child prostitution. []The sanctions aim to destabilize the narcotics trade in the Mekong area at a time of ...

Reuters Staff

Lower Mekong countries, the US enhance cooperation

Concerted efforts are needed to enhance cooperation between the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Việt Nam and the US in a number of areas, including education, energy security, food security, agriculture and health, Trần Quang Hoài, director of the Directorate of Disaster Management under ...

VNS Reporter

US bilateral relations in ASEAN

China’s economic strength has grown rapidly. It has threatened the American influence in the Southeast Asia.[]Domestic conditions in Cambodia and Myanmar made partnership harder despite bilateral trade ties. Even so, Cambodia and Myanmar are members of US-led Lower Mekong Initiative programme.Keep reading ...

Fiona Tang

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