A section of the Chengdu-Ya’an railway in southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua
A section of the Chengdu-Ya’an railway in southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua

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China mega projects: 6 controversial infrastructure plans for the world’s No 2 economy

  • From underwater railway tunnels to diverting water from rivers, China has a host of mega infrastructure projects in planning or under construction
  • Beijing has traditionally used infrastructure spending to prop up the economy, but critics say credit-fuelled investment could lead to unsustainable debt

A section of the Chengdu-Ya’an railway in southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua
A section of the Chengdu-Ya’an railway in southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photo: Xinhua
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