Models of high-speed trains in Qingdao, China. Photo: EPA Models of high-speed trains in Qingdao, China. Photo: EPA
Models of high-speed trains in Qingdao, China. Photo: EPA

What China’s struggles with a Thai railway say about the Belt and Road

  • After years of stuttering progress on a 250km high-speed rail link, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to sign a deal in Bangkok this week
  • Experts say the key Belt and Road project shows how, contrary to perceptions, Southeast Asian nations have significant leverage with China

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
Models of high-speed trains in Qingdao, China. Photo: EPA Models of high-speed trains in Qingdao, China. Photo: EPA
Models of high-speed trains in Qingdao, China. Photo: EPA
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