High-Speed Rail Diplomacy as Connectivity for the Belt and Road Initiative and its Potential Implication for Thailand


  • SUPPAKORN KHONKHLONG School of Sinology, Mae Fah Luang University


High- speed rail, Belt and Road Initiative, Thailand


          The Chinese government believes that high-speed rail construction can benefit Belt and Road country transportation and regional economies. The creation of a high-speed rail system immediately benefits these national capabilities, and transportation planning contributes to economic development and helps close regional development gaps. Therefore, this article examines a case study of Chinese high-speed rail development history, current status, and impact on the regional economy. In addition, opportunities and risks of constructing a Sino-Thai high-speed rail are considered by analyzing the successful example of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail, and management and policy recommendations are offered for high-speed rail construction and operation in Thailand.


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KHONKHLONG, S. (2022). High-Speed Rail Diplomacy as Connectivity for the Belt and Road Initiative and its Potential Implication for Thailand. Thai Journal of East Asian Studies, 26(1), 14–39. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/easttu/article/view/252871



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