Of the four countries on the pan-Asia Railway’s route – Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore – Laos is the only one in which the project has moved well beyond the planning phase. Photo: Xinhua
Will Doig
Opinion

Opinion

Will Doig

China’s pan-Asia rail project is on a slow track, and that’s OK

Will Doig says the project’s arduous progress even in a pliable country like Laos reflects the scale of the challenge of this marquee belt and road project. When it comes to international development, China is still moving up the learning curve

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Of the four countries on the pan-Asia Railway’s route – Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore – Laos is the only one in which the project has moved well beyond the planning phase. Photo: Xinhua
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