- Mar 10, 2009
Japan casts shadow on China's bullet train ambition with India
Having lost a contract in Mexico that was supposedly in the bag, China is keeping its fingers crossed regarding a possible bullet- train deal with India along the 1,754 kilometre Delhi-Chennai high speed rail corridor.
A commentary on Thursday that appeared in the Global Times, affiliated to the Chinese communist party, apprehended that the Sino-Indian partnership in the high-speed rail domain "has not yet been well-received by the Indian public".
Besides, it observed that "Japan, which is also eyeing the market and has pledged to offer a more attractive funding scheme, is a serious rival in the sector."