mekong mekong  /ˈmeɪ kɑŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea

News

  • Rare giant catfish faces new threat in Southeast Asia's Mekong

    Laos' controversial Xayaburi dam could bring the Giant Catfish to extinction, as well as devastate the Mekong River's other fisheries. The challenge: How to build a dam that allows a 600-pound fish to swim up stream?
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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Quotes

  1. "First time I voted was in 1968 on top of a tank in the Mekong Delta," said Hagel, a Vietnam veteran. "I voted a straight Republican ticket. The reason I did is because I believe in the Republican philosophy of governance. It's not what it...
    on Aug 20, 2006 By: Chuck Hagel Source: FOXNews

  2. "The new GMS Plan of Action we have adopted today will help us transform the Mekong subregion into a hub of development in Asia," said Lao Deputy Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Thongloun Sisoulith Source: Xinhua

  3. Hatoyama said it was "not fair to say China's increasing involvement in the Mekong region is a disadvantage for Japan," noting Tokyo and Beijing had begun to coordinate policies towards the region.
    on Nov 7, 2009 By: Yukio Hatoyama Source: Taipei Times

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