China's Rail Networks: Transporting Goods and Influence
The old story about gift horses
By: Salman Rafi Sheikh
If China’s trillion-dollar Belt & Road Initiative is a source of expanding China’s global political and economic footprint, railway networks are a crucial mechanism helping Beijing realize its ambitions. Those networks are now starting to produce what China envisioned.
Between 2013 and 2019, Chinese companies signed contracts for US…