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Water disputes in the Mekong basin

17-04-2018

The Mekong is south-east Asia's longest river (around 4 900km). From its source in Tibet, it flows southwards through the Chinese province of Yunnan before passing through five south-east Asian countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). Nearly half of the river is in China, where it is known as the Lancang. For the 70 million people who live in the Mekong basin, the river is a vital source of food and water, as well as an important transport route. Increasingly, it is being used to ...

The Mekong is south-east Asia's longest river (around 4 900km). From its source in Tibet, it flows southwards through the Chinese province of Yunnan before passing through five south-east Asian countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). Nearly half of the river is in China, where it is known as the Lancang. For the 70 million people who live in the Mekong basin, the river is a vital source of food and water, as well as an important transport route. Increasingly, it is being used to generate hydroelectricity. Human activity threatens the river's fauna and flora, and competition for natural resources is intensifying.

The Human Rights Situation in Laos with Particular Emphasis on the Situation of the Hmong People

04-09-2005

The Hmong people of Southeast Asia are believed to have originated in China, and some scholars argue that their customs preserve many elements of an ancient civilisation from an area that is now China. The expansion of the Han Chinese people forced the resisting Hmong and other indigenous minorities to flee southwards into the northern areas of present-day Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, early in the nineteenth century. Due to a constant cycle of rebellions and brutal reprisals, this process continued ...

The Hmong people of Southeast Asia are believed to have originated in China, and some scholars argue that their customs preserve many elements of an ancient civilisation from an area that is now China. The expansion of the Han Chinese people forced the resisting Hmong and other indigenous minorities to flee southwards into the northern areas of present-day Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, early in the nineteenth century. Due to a constant cycle of rebellions and brutal reprisals, this process continued for several decades.

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