Earlier this month, Chinese authorities finally admitted what the Indian government had long suspected: Beijing is building a massive, power-generating dam on China's Tsang Po river, one of five such facilities China admits to building on waters it shares with India. As the region's water resources come under greater pressure, the rising tempers over the Tsang Po dam are indicative of a deeper and broader problem.

War is Boring: China Dam Project Stokes Regional Tensions

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Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna returned from Beijing this month with bombshell news. Krishna said Chinese authorities had finally admitted what the Indian government had long suspected: Beijing is building a massive, power-generating dam on China's Tsang Po river, which also runs through India -- where it is known as the Brahmaputra -- and Bangladesh.

Amid protests, Krishna reassured the public. "We have an expert-level mechanism to address the issue," the minister said during a meeting of parliament, according to press reports. "A meeting of experts from both India and China is scheduled to take place between April 26-29 in Delhi.'' ...

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