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Yunnan's trade with Mekong River countries tops 12.8 bln USD in 2018

The trade revenue between southwest China’s Yunnan Province and countries along the Mekong River exceeded 12.8 billion U.S. dollars last year. The trade volume saw a year-on-year increase of 7.28 percent. Keep reading ...

China Defends Dam Building on Mekong River as Activists Head to Court

Officials from southwest China’s Yunnan province have defended a plan to build a dam in the region as “fully legally compliant”, after an environment group took developers of the project to court last month for violating laws. Keep reading ...

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China’s Stoppage of Water at Yunnan Dam Affecting Shipping on Mekong in Chiang Rai

China has stopped discharging water from Yunnan Dam into the Mekong River, affecting boat services on the Mekong River in Chiang Rai Province. The Mekong River which runs through China’s Yunnan province has seen a significant drop in water levels in many areas after Yunnan ...

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Replicate Yunnan, Mekong models to make Northeast ASEAN-India hub: ADB

Assam could emerge as the hub of trade and commerce between India and the ASEAN by replicating infrastructure development models adopted by Yunnan and the Greater Mekong sub-region, Kenichi Yokoyama, India director of Asian Development Bank said here on Sunday. Keep reading ...

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Trade increases between Lancang-Mekong countries and Yunnan

Trade volume between southwest China’s Yunnan Province with five countries along the Lancang-Mekong River grew by 13.4 percent year-on-year to reach 81 billion yuan (about 12 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, customs in the provincial capital Kunming said Thursday.Keep reading ...

Zhou Xin

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, ...

Over 20,000 Myanmar women stay illegally in Dehong: daily

More than 20,000 Myanmar women have married Chinese men and are living illegally in the Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, a Chinese government-owned daily reported last week. The Global Times quoted Yu Mayue, director of the Standing Committee of ...

Mekong projects must take impact on environment into account

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may have been wrong when he said his government would clear the waterway for navigation in the Mekong River for the benefit of Thailand, suggesting that nobody should oppose this project. The Mekong runs through six countries in the region and ...

Yunnan: China's bridge to South and Southeast Asia

China is revisiting its periphery with a new, localized approach to regional multilateralism. China is revisiting the importance of its peripheries for engaging with its neighbors according to its ambitious economic plans. Beijing’s new approach is a top-down regulatory regionalism in exploring economic engagement with the neighborhood, particularly Southeast ...

China’s three parallel rivers national park threatened by illegal mining

China’s best preserved forests in south-west China’s Yunnan province are under threat from illegal mining, according to a new report. The study by Greenpeace shows mining and industry activity in the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan protected area is destroying pristine forests in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions. ...

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