Demand for sex with children is an emerging cause of human trafficking in the Mekong region, the United Nations said on Thursday, as it pointed to a shift in child sex webcam centres from the Philippines to Thailand.
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Japan pledged US$6.1 billion as a new development aid package for Cambodia, Laos, Burma [Thailand and Vietnam at a summit meeting in Tokyo on Saturday when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo[…]
Officials from five Mekong states, including Burma, met in the Japanese city of Hamamatsu on 31 May to discuss a new Japan-Mekong aid cooperation strategy. The discussion focused on the[…]
USAID and NASA announced on Monday that they will fund a five-year programme called SERVIR Mekong, an environmental and disaster prevention initiative in the lower Mekong region. The programme, which[…]
Three Burmese soldiers die in clashes with ethnic militias shortly after joint river patrols to protect Chinese cargo ships begin
Countries bordering Mekong River to provide armed patrols for ships following killing of 13 Chinese soldiers in attack last month
Beijing cites dry weather and not aggressive dam building as the driving factor behind the Mekong river’s lowest water levels in 50 years
Tiger population in the Mekong region has fallen 70 percent in the past 12 years, with rights groups urging Southeast Asian governments to halt illegal trade in tiger parts
Mar 31, 2008 (AFP), When six Mekong country premiers meet in Laos from Sunday, China will be the elephant in the room, having lavished highways and sports stadiums on its[…]
Jan 17, 2008 (AFP), Japan on Wednesday offered fresh aid to Mekong River nations while issuing a gentle reminder on human rights as it sought to counter China’s growing influence[…]