Chinese dam experts claim ‘serious errors’ by Mekong monitor

State media accuse US-based Stimson Center of mounting attacks on Chinese dams.

Chinese state media claim the US-based Stimson Center, which monitors dams and the impact of climate change on the Mekong River, has mounted persistent attacks on its dams with reports that are full of errors.

China Global Television Network (CGTN) also quoted local experts as saying the center and its Mekong Dam Monitor (MDM) had used “backward tools and backdoor political considerations” in reaching results that were “embarrassingly contradictory.”

“There is no serious water conflict among countries along the Lancang-Mekong River, contrary to some Western media reports and scholars,” said Zhai Kun, an expert from the School of International Studies at Peking University, said.

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