Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann

High-Speed Empire: Journalist Will Doig

May 09, 2018 Columbia Global Reports
Underreported: Hosted by Nicholas Lemann
High-Speed Empire: Journalist Will Doig
Show Notes

Less than a decade ago, China did not have a single high-speed train in service. Now, the Pan-Asia Railway portion of the One Belt One Road initiative could transform Southeast Asia. Will Doig, author of High Speed Empire, traveled through Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore to chronicle the dramatic transformations taking place. Do ordinary people have a voice in this moment of economic, political, and cultural collision?