China and its neighbouring countries of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand on
September 21 began a new round of joint patrols on the Mekong River to
secure transportation and crack down cross-border crimes, China’s state
news agency Xinhua quoted Chinese police authorities as saying.
the six-day patrol, the sixth round of their kind since last December,
the patrol fleet of China and Laos will sail along a Laos-managed
section of the Mekong River to check ships, a police officer in charge
of China's Yunnan Provincial Border Control Corps was quoted as saying.
Police officers will also check key sections on the bank of the river in Laos.
joint patrols, considered a safeguard against crimes on the river, have
seen more ships resume operation after an incident that two Chinese
ships were seriously attacked in October last year, according to the