Burma, China, Thailand and Laos open an operations centre in northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai Province for criminal suppression and prevention on the Mekong River.
The Burma-Laos border is mostly unguarded. The terrain is rugged and hostile, where the drug trade flourishes in lawless enclaves on both sides of the river.
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
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[…]