The 10,000km Chengdu-Europe Express Rail has been especially beneficial for the capital city of Sichuan province in China’s southwest. Photo: Keith Chan

China growth goes west on the back of regional rail spending

  • Report finds small cities in the country’s central and west provinces surging ahead but weakening conditions could signal slowdown ahead
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The 10,000km Chengdu-Europe Express Rail has been especially beneficial for the capital city of Sichuan province in China’s southwest. Photo: Keith Chan
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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has given the green light to 21 major infrastructure projects between January and October this year. Photo: Xinhua

China doubles value of infrastructure project approvals to stave off economic slowdown amid trade war

  • Sharp increase in infrastructure project approvals implies greater infrastructure spending in coming years, helping to stabilise China’s economy
  • Actual infrastructure investment accelerated to 4.5 per cent in the first nine months of 2019, up from 4.2 per cent in the first eight months
Topic |   China economy

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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has given the green light to 21 major infrastructure projects between January and October this year. Photo: Xinhua
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