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China’s advances in rail, sea and air transportation, with Alexander Brown and Gregor Sebastian



China has extended its High-Speed Rail network from about 9.000 to 42.000 km of tracks with a fleet of Chinese made trains running on it. The first fully domestically engineered passenger aircraft C919 has started its commercial service and on June 6, the first domestically built large cruise ship, has left Shanghai for sea trials. China is undoubtedly making rapid progress in air, sea and rail transportation.

What are China’s aims and what challenges does it face on the way? And what does this mean for European industries? To answer these questions, Alexander Brown and Gregor Sebastian, analysts in the economics team at MERICS, join Johannes Heller-John for a conversation.

Logos China Horizons, Funded by the European Union

This podcast episode is part of the “Dealing with a Resurgent China” (DWARC) project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 101061700.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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