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U.S. Department of State launched the Mekong Dam Monitor
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U.S. Department of State launched the Mekong Dam Monitor

Launch of the Mekong Dam Monitor (STL.News) The U.S. Department of State launched the Mekong Dam Monitor in collaboration with the Stimson Center and Eyes on Earth . The new Mekong Dam Monitor is a significant step toward improving understanding of the water conditions in the Mekong River Basin.  Countries cannot effectively manage what they cannot measure, and for too long the people of the Mekong have lacked a transparent accounting of the basin’s water resources. The Mekong Dam Monitor uses open-source remote sensing, satellite imagery, and Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis to provide real time reporting of climate conditions, estimated river flows, and reservoir operation conditions in the Mekong. This publicly available tool will significantly expand the water data ava...
US Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials
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US Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials

U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Officials for Undermining Hong Kong’s High Degree of Autonomy and Restricting Human Rights Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: President Trump promised to punish the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials who were responsible for eviscerating Hong Kong’s freedoms.  Today, we are taking action to do just that. The CCP has stepped up efforts to undermine Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy by announcing Beijing’s authority to “supervise” Hong Kong’s governance, accusing at least one member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council of misconduct, and moving to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. Beijing’s continued actions und...