Comments on Thitinan Pongsudhirak "China’s its own worst enemy in regional relations", 2/04/2016
I find that this post is highly biased and it does not seem to be based on factual analysis. Building dams along the Mekong River, for example, has been or is being done not only by China but by almost every country where the river passes through, while he author seems to argue only China has done it. China has built many dams in many of its own rivers, not just on the Lancang river.
Further and again, China is not alone in terms land reclamation in the South China Sea, but the author seems wanting to creating an impression that it is along.
Perhaps, the EastAsiaforum editors should be aware of this and should exercise editors responsibility to not allow misinformation to be presented by anyone!
I remember there was a post earlier about countries building dams in the Mekong River on the EAstasiaforum not long ago that provided a much more balanced and detailed exposition of dam building. See here, for example, "New rule-based order needed to save the Mekong" by Nguyen Khac Giang 29 March 2016.