China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

The frozen river

The Mekong River is covered with ice and snow near its headwaters on the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai Province. From the Tibetan Plateau, the world’s 12th-longest river runs through multiple Southeast Asian countries, including China, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.

More from SupChina

Too many corpses to bury: China’s new campaign for cremation
In 1956, Mao Zedong proposed cremation as a modern way to dispose of the dead that would eliminate the feudal superstitions associated with traditional burials. As China’s cities run out of spaces for graveyards, a new campaign rebrands cremation as “eco-burial.” Read more
Mar 30, 2017