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China Mekong Dam Project Generates Growing Controversy

China has the greatest number of dams in the world, though its plan to construct a dam on the cross-border Mekong River is increasingly creating controversy. In 2011, the government in Burma, also known as Myanmar, halted the two countries' joint Myitsone dam project after protests at home. U.S.-based experts think more transparency from China can help ease the disputes. China not only has built the world’s largest hydroelectric dam -- the Three Gorges Dam -- it also has the greatest...

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