China lacking vision
China's plans for Brahmaputra appear to be shortsighted as the future of downstream countries is completely in jeopardy.
A recent report in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post said China was planning to dig a thousand kilometre long tunnel to divert unspecified quantities of water from the Brahmaputra in Tibet (where the river is known as the Yarlung Tsangpo) to green the Taklamakan desert, in its Xinjiang province. For obvious reasons, the report created consternation in Delhi and Dispur. The Brahmaputra waters are the lifeblood of Assam. It has sustained the Brahmaputra Valley civilisation through the ages.