Reactions to China’s “Dry Canal” Across Colombia

Recent reports of a proposed Chinese-built railway across Colombia, bypassing the Panama Canal, have prompted mixed reactions. The Financial Times noted that responses in Colombian newspaper El Tiempo were “split between...

Michael MackeyÔºöPrivatizing the ‘iron rooster’

From The Asia Times Online: There are big plans to expand China’s railways, but the price tag is equally big: a stunning US$240 billion shortfall through 2020 has been cited in the official media. At least 100 billion yuan ($12 billion) will be needed annually to expand the rail network from its current 75,000km to […]

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