Jun 30, 2011
High-speed rail in China: Tracking slower
THE heart of China's national railway policy has been the pursuit of speed. And having built the world's longest high-speed network from scratch, this week the country proudly launched its showcase project, the 1,318km Beijing-Shanghai line.
The Washington Monthly
That train dona t stop here anymore
High-speed rail in China is not without challenges, including pricey fares and allegations of corruption in the construction of parts of the bullet-train service.
China Digital Times
High-Speed Rail in China: On the Wrong Track?
The Economist questions whether China's massive expansion of high-speed rail is the best answer to pressures on its transport system: Detractors complain that high-speed rail is too expensive for the Zhang in the street.