A worker monitors construction of the Baquhe bridge along the Changde-Yiyang-Changsha railway in Hunan on October 11, 2020. The line is an important part of China’s high-speed railway network. Photo: Xinhua A worker monitors construction of the Baquhe bridge along the Changde-Yiyang-Changsha railway in Hunan on October 11, 2020. The line is an important part of China’s high-speed railway network. Photo: Xinhua
A worker monitors construction of the Baquhe bridge along the Changde-Yiyang-Changsha railway in Hunan on October 11, 2020. The line is an important part of China’s high-speed railway network. Photo: Xinhua
China economy

Letters | As China pushes for a high-speed railway economy, who pays the price?

  • Greater connections disproportionately benefit bigger and more powerful cities, allowing them to siphon off talent and capital from all over the country

Topic |   China economy
A worker monitors construction of the Baquhe bridge along the Changde-Yiyang-Changsha railway in Hunan on October 11, 2020. The line is an important part of China’s high-speed railway network. Photo: Xinhua A worker monitors construction of the Baquhe bridge along the Changde-Yiyang-Changsha railway in Hunan on October 11, 2020. The line is an important part of China’s high-speed railway network. Photo: Xinhua
A worker monitors construction of the Baquhe bridge along the Changde-Yiyang-Changsha railway in Hunan on October 11, 2020. The line is an important part of China’s high-speed railway network. Photo: Xinhua
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