R. Khasiev, MGIMO University, 76, prosp. Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation (Khasiev.firstname.lastname@example.org).
China’s habitually closed water policy in the region of South-Åast Asia has strained its relations with the six countries of the Mekong-river basin. The Chinese government has been intentionally concealing its water management plans, which has sparked off a clash of interests between China and most SEA nations. The “dams policy” pursued by China enabled the country to take the Mekong run-off under control. At the same time, it has greatly affected the country’s international image, making China look like a regional bully.
Mekong-river, hydraulic power industry, water consumption, water resources, water policy, international water law, Mekong River Commission, PRC, Indo-China countries
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