An aerial view of a station in Zhangjiakou, Hebei, along the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway that is expected to start running by the end of this year. Photo: Xinhua
Winston Mok
Opinion

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The View by Winston Mok

How high-speed rail has made China a fierce competitor in the global economy

  • The launch later this month of the high-speed rail link between Beijing and Zhangjiakou – the route of China’s first indigenously built railway 110 years ago – brings home the key role fast trains have played, and will continue to play, in the country’s development of mega regions like the Greater Bay Area

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An aerial view of a station in Zhangjiakou, Hebei, along the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway that is expected to start running by the end of this year. Photo: Xinhua
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Winston Mok

Winston Mok

Winston Mok, a private investor, was previously a private equity investor. He held senior regional positions with EMP Global and GE Capital, and was a McKinsey consultant and initiated its China practice. Winston obtained his bachelor and master degrees from MIT.