An old train engine lies abandoned in Janakpur, 300km south of Kathmandu. Photo: AFPAn old train engine lies abandoned in Janakpur, 300km south of Kathmandu. Photo: AFP
An old train engine lies abandoned in Janakpur, 300km south of Kathmandu. Photo: AFP

China-Nepal Railway: debt trap, godsend, threat to India, or just a pie in the sky?

  • Lofty ambitions of a Himalayan railway entertained by Mao Zedong have been revived by Xi Jinping
  • Even if technical and environmental problems can be overcome, Nepal faces another danger: debt

Topic |   Nepal
An old train engine lies abandoned in Janakpur, 300km south of Kathmandu. Photo: AFPAn old train engine lies abandoned in Janakpur, 300km south of Kathmandu. Photo: AFP
An old train engine lies abandoned in Janakpur, 300km south of Kathmandu. Photo: AFP
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