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High-speed rail project a threat to historic Chinatown?

Updated: 2013-10-29 07:20
By Chen Jia ( China Daily)

Rushing for GDP growth, China has been undergoing a high-speed rail-building spree under the government's economic stimulus program. The national network is expected to hit the ceiling of 17,600 km by the end of 2015.

Concerns about safety, technology, ticket prices, passenger use and financial sustainability have drawn significant attention from the public and press recently.

However, the backhoes digging the first high-speed rail project in the US are telling a different story, not about GDP, but about the fate of a more than 100-year-old Chinatown in Fresno, California.

High-speed rail project a threat to historic Chinatown?

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