Murky Waters in a Chinese-Paid Dam on the Mekong

Rights organizations condemn project as Chinese government hacks raise geopolitical questions

By: Mark Tilly

The Chinese-financed Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam in northern Cambodia, begun in 2014 and completed four years later, was regarded at the time as emblematic of the blossoming relationship between Beijing and Phnom Penh which has since strengthened into an iron-clad alliance.

Today, however, the Chinese-financed dam, a part of China’s trill…

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