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China’s Hydropower Plan on the Brahmaputra
September 01, 2021

China’s Hydropower Plan on the Brahmaputra

By Hongzhou Zhang and Genevieve Donnellon-May
Climate goals and local interests are driving Tibet’s hydropower boom, which will have implications far beyond China.

Mekong River Commission Calls for Improved Hydropower Data Sharing
July 01, 2021

Mekong River Commission Calls for Improved Hydropower Data Sharing

By Sebastian Strangio
The past two years have seen water levels on the lower Mekong rise and full unpredictably.
Chinese Dam Plan Worries India – But Perhaps Excessively
December 09, 2020

Chinese Dam Plan Worries India – But Perhaps Excessively

By Sudha Ramachandran
The plan to build a hydropower dam across the Yarlung Zangbo has worried many in India, who say the country could be adversely affected.

US Official Attacks China’s ‘Manipulation’ of the Mekong
September 04, 2020

US Official Attacks China’s ‘Manipulation’ of the Mekong

By Sebastian Strangio
Southeast Asia’s mighty river is quickly becoming a new front in US-China competition.

Tibet’s Rivers Will Determine Asia’s Future
November 01, 2019

Tibet’s Rivers Will Determine Asia’s Future

By Dechen Palmo
At the dawn of a new era of building dams on the Yarlung Tsangpo, countless lives and ecosystems are being risked in the name of “development” and geopolitics.

Nepal-China: Reality Sets In
June 22, 2018

Nepal-China: Reality Sets In

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
As relations with India turn cordial, Nepal slows down the implementation of past agreements with China.

China and the Mekong: The Floodgates of Power
May 25, 2016

China and the Mekong: The Floodgates of Power

By Cal Wong
China now has a chokehold on the Mekong River, the lifeline for the Indochina peninsula.
China and the Mekong Delta: Water Savior or Water Tyrant?
March 23, 2016

China and the Mekong Delta: Water Savior or Water Tyrant?

By Margaret Zhou
Don't be fooled by reports about China discharging water to alleviate drought along the Mekong.

Facing Mekong Drought, China to Release Water From Yunnan Dam
March 16, 2016

Facing Mekong Drought, China to Release Water From Yunnan Dam

By Shannon Tiezzi
In response to a request from Vietnam, China is discharging water from a dam in Yunnan.

The Hidden Costs of China's Shift to Hydropower
July 29, 2015

The Hidden Costs of China's Shift to Hydropower

By Beth Walker and Liu Qin
Beijing hopes hydropower can wean China off dirty fossil fuels, but new dams will mean a big environmental toll.

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