The Big Picture: Water diplomacy

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Published on 14 Sep 2017, 7:08
Two Chinese cargo ships, the "Hua Ping" and "Yu Xing", were attacked by armed gangs along the Mekong River on October 5, 2011.Thirteen Chinese sailors were killed along a section of the waterway that flows through the "Golden Triangle", where the borders of Myanmar,Thailand and Laos meet. Naw Kham, the head of a drug gang and the suspected mastermind behind the massacre, was arrested and extradited to China, where he was tried and sentenced to death.And a four-nation joint patrol mechanism was later set up and the joint patrol on the river began in December 2011.

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