Southeast Asia | Indonesia high-speed train, backed by China, comes untracked

Indonesia high-speed train, backed by China, comes untracked

President Joko Widodo's signature infrastructure project has stalled for a host of familiar reasons, including resistance from the powerful military

Jakarta, March 28, 2017 4:38 PM (UTC+8)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (2nd L) and China Railway Corp. manager Sheng Guangzu (C) examine  a high-speed train model during a ground breaking ceremony for the Jakarta-Bandung railway line in Walini, West Java province, Indonesia January 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Garry Lotulung
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (2nd L) and China Railway Corp. manager Sheng Guangzu (C) examine a high-speed train model during a ground breaking ceremony for the Jakarta-Bandung railway line in Walini, West Java province, Indonesia January 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Garry Lotulung