A train runs on the Shuitongmuzhai bridge on the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway line in Anshun, Guizhou province. China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network and the fastest-growing subway system, and is embracing electric vehicles. Photo: XinhuaA train runs on the Shuitongmuzhai bridge on the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway line in Anshun, Guizhou province. China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network and the fastest-growing subway system, and is embracing electric vehicles. Photo: Xinhua
A train runs on the Shuitongmuzhai bridge on the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway line in Anshun, Guizhou province. China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network and the fastest-growing subway system, and is embracing electric vehicles. Photo: Xinhua
Stephen Roach
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Stephen Roach

In the rush to demonise China over trade, the West has failed to give Beijing enough credit for its green leadership

  • China is focusing on sustainability when its per capita output is barely more than one-third that of advanced economies. A relatively poor nation has made a conscious choice to shift from the quantity to the quality of growth. The West should take note

A train runs on the Shuitongmuzhai bridge on the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway line in Anshun, Guizhou province. China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network and the fastest-growing subway system, and is embracing electric vehicles. Photo: XinhuaA train runs on the Shuitongmuzhai bridge on the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway line in Anshun, Guizhou province. China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network and the fastest-growing subway system, and is embracing electric vehicles. Photo: Xinhua
A train runs on the Shuitongmuzhai bridge on the Shanghai-Kunming high-speed railway line in Anshun, Guizhou province. China has the world’s largest high-speed rail network and the fastest-growing subway system, and is embracing electric vehicles. Photo: Xinhua
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