Midday on WNYC: China's Railway Expansion
Via WNYC, Guest host Arun Venugopal speaks with journalist Will Doig about his new book, High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia. Today, China owns a network of 14,000 miles of high-speed rail, far more than the rest of the world combined, and it is now pushing its railway expansion further into Southeast Asia. The Pan-Asia Railway portion of China’s One Belt One Road initiative could transform Southeast Asia, bringing shiny Chinese cities, new economic growth, and waves of migrants where none existed before. But this growth may have negative consequences for some countries.
This interview was recorded on July 16, 2018 in New York City.