Will Thailand’s Chinese High-Speed Railway Be Worth It?


In a recent article posted in this space the author referred to China’s massive “Belt and Road” project (spanning Asia) and the associated debt financing the project as “crony diplomacy.” The project in Thailand is part of the “Belt and Road” initiative.

(From The Diplomat)

Since late last year, Thailand’s military government has been quietly rushing forward on its Chinese high-speed rail project, making long-held plans on the venture increasingly, irreversibly concrete. With the general election date set for March 24, many local observers see the government’s actions as a way to set the project in stone, impossible for the next government to overturn.

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