China’s biggest economic circle is getting high-speed rail, in boon to Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta


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Preliminary designs for a high-speed railway linking three provinces in China’s Yangtze River Delta have finally been approved after discussions dating back nearly a decade, laying the groundwork for construction to begin this year. It’s big news for the delta, China’s largest economic circle. Provincial authorities who signed off on the plans on Wednesday expect the railway to accelerate the flow of people into the region. And there is perhaps no better time but the present, with major infrastructure projects like these back in vogue as Beijing looks to abate an economic downturn. With a total investment of 180 billion...