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China's high-speed railway ambitions hit snags

Outlook for creating pan-Asia railway network remain unclear

Officials attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the high-speed rail project linking Bangkok and the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima, on Dec. 21 in Nakhon Ratchasima (Photo by Yukako Ono).

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand-- Exports of high-speed railway systems by China to Southeast Asian nations are lagging behind schedule due to trouble with importers over the sharing of costs and delays in the procurement of land.

A China-led project in Thailand is finally about to get underway, two years after its groundbreaking ceremony. But the outlook for its connection with China's planned pan-Asian railway network is still dim.

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