Reverse high-speed chase

According to the World Bank China is expected to have more high-speed railway lines than the rest of the world put together by 2012!

If all goes according to plan – in China, more than elsewhere, if there is a political will, there is a way - the Chinese high-speed network will overtake any existing network either in  number of kilometers, spectrum of population densities served and variety of topographies traversed.

During the 1990s Chinese scholars and policy-makers had accustomed us to circling the globe to learn about best practices. Now the reverse is taking place: developing and developed countries alike are looking at the Chinese experiment trying to learn some lessons.