China Eyes British High-Speed Rail Contract as Latest in Global Push

October 21, 2015

BEIJING — With its economy cooling and a desire to increase its influence abroad, China is trying a new approach to spread its reach: high-speed railways.Website Insert Cars and Financing copy

From a standing start 12 years ago, the Asian giant has built 10,000 miles of high-speed track within its borders — longer than the rest of the world’s network combined and enough to stretch from New York to Hawaii and back.

Now it is trying to cement itself as a global leader in the sector.

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