China plans to nearly double the length of its high-speed rail network by 2035. Photo: Xinhua
China plans to nearly double the length of its high-speed rail network by 2035. Photo: Xinhua

Is there a dark side to China’s high-speed rail network?

  • Researchers say bullet trains could mean lower economic activity in some western parts of the country
  • The conclusion is based on analysis of satellite data showing changes in night light

Topic |   Infrastructure
China plans to nearly double the length of its high-speed rail network by 2035. Photo: Xinhua
China plans to nearly double the length of its high-speed rail network by 2035. Photo: Xinhua
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