Updating a colonial legacy railway might offer more than a
smoother connection between sometimes tense neighbours.
An early morning start in Lao Cai in 2013 (Photo: Biggs/Flickr)
Published 15 Jan 2020 06:00 Lowry Institute
Last year, China and Vietnam unveiled plans to refurbish a colonial-era railway between the two countries. It was an attempt to update a historical legacy – and also signified new bilateral dynamics in a consequential and sometimes fraught regional relationship.