China has expanded its high-speed railway system at a rapid pace over the past decade, and at 35,000km, it is now the world’s longest. Illustration: Perry Tse

China’s high-speed railway network advances full steam ahead, despite ‘grey rhino’ financial risk

  • China has expanded its high-speed railway system at a rapid pace over the past decade and at 35,000km it is now the world’s longest
  • Despite being a source of national pride for many Chinese, there are lingering questions about its environmental footprint, safety record and financial viability
Topic |   China economy
China has expanded its high-speed railway system at a rapid pace over the past decade, and at 35,000km, it is now the world’s longest. Illustration: Perry Tse
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