Railway across the Roof of the World
By DaveLevy on Sep 21, 2005
The Guardian has undergone a facelift, it has redesigned its fonts, offers colour on every page and shrunk from broadsheet to Berliner. It's much more civilised size for a commuter and for the briefcase.
Yesterday, they published an article about the railway accross the roof of the world. Its been built in China from the Qunghai Plateau to Tibet and will link the towns of Golmud & Lhasa, making it the highest railway in the world. The article is very good, it seems to start as a travelogue, but discusses the development, enviromental and strategic politics of China's emergence as a world class technological power.
I suggest you may like to read the article.