A Harmony bullet train undergoes testing in Shenyang. Photo: Reuters

China's high-speed-rail programme a case of too far, too fast

No other country has built an express network, and the trains to run on it, so fast, and the system still has far to go to prove it as safe as any other

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A Harmony bullet train undergoes testing in Shenyang. Photo: Reuters
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Tom Yam

Tom Yam

Tom Yam is a Hong Kong-based management consultant with a doctorate in electrical engineering and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has worked at AT&T, Ernst & Young and IBM. He is also a member of the Citizens Task Force on Land Resources, a group of professionals dedicated to broadening and facilitating the debate on critical issues including sustainable development, the optimal uses of land, and the conservation of resources.