Posts Tagged ‘China’

During the Great Recession, China chose to stimulate its economy through massive infrastructure projects – including building out a national high speed rail system. But after a few years, criticism began to mount amidst growing problems. The Wenzhou disaster in 2011 showed China had serious problems in terms of managing the rapid growth of the […]

Sep 27th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well this is certainly big news – if not entirely unexpected. China has announced plans to help build the XpressWest high speed rail project that will, eventually, link Los Angeles to Las Vegas via Palmdale and Victorville: XpressWest agreed this month to form a joint venture with China Railway International USA Co. to build and […]

Sep 17th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting the United States this week, and his trip began in California. According to the Wall Street Journal, a big part of his California stop is to act as the “salesman-in-chief” for Japan’s high speed rail in the hopes that California will choose it for its own HSR project. Abe […]

May 4th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Haven’t done one of these in a while… • In the UK, where the general election campaign is under way, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has infuriated northern England by suggesting a Labour government might not build HS2. He wants to build from London to Birmingham, but maybe not to Liverpool and beyond, instead focusing […]

Apr 3rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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