Daily Archives: December 31, 2015

Visions of Mashhad – past, present and future

MASHHAD, IRAN // The brilliant travel writer Colin Thubron, in his 2006 book Shadow of the Silk Road, described Mashhad as “afloat with gold and blue domes … drenched in yellow and opal green … of almost unbearable opulence”.

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Will China encircle the world with rail?

The global reach of China’s high-speed rail industry extended even further this week when it was announced that a conglomerate led by China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) was the only candidate for a high-speed line in Mexico,

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