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Tracking China's rail trajectory


China continues to transport most goods around the country by truck, which is slow and unreliable. But its bottleneck-afflicted railway system is the world's busiest, handling 24 per cent of global rail traffic on only 6 per cent of global track.

The government views rail as a strategic asset, and wants to expand the network by a third to 60,000 miles by 2020 - good news for poorer areas in the north and west. Beijing has therefore chosen to pursue the private investment route,...

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