Shanghai Maglev

Thanks to Dan Harris at the China Law Blog for this lead.

Last year we rode the maglev train in Shanghai to get to the airport. Students loved the whiz bang of the thing. Click HERE to see a post on The Little Red Blog and the the latest internet video on the maglev and its speed. We will try to ride it again this year (can’t guarantee it; always depends on schedule, time we have, routes we take, budget, etc.)

Question that relates to your coursework (e.g., economics), politics and infrastructure development:

Which came first in China, infrastructure development followed by foreign investment attracted by that development, or, more open/liberal economic policies (translation: “pro business policies”) which in turn attracted foreign investment and THEN followed by infrastructure development? Let’s see how deep your understanding of facts, history, business and economics go …

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