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 (second left) and China Railway Corp manager Sheng Guangzu (center) examine  a high-speed-train model during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jakarta-Bandung railway line in Walini, West Java province, on January 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Garry Lotulung
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (second left) and China Railway Corp manager Sheng Guangzu (center) examine a high-speed-train model during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jakarta-Bandung railway line in Walini, West Java province, on January 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Garry Lotulung
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