Intercity commuters are a puzzle for Chinese officials - Chaguan Column- Feb 27th 2021 edition on "The Economist"



Rennie, David
(2021) Intercity commuters are a puzzle for Chinese officials - Chaguan Column- Feb 27th 2021 edition on "The Economist". [Media]

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Abstract

I was interviewed by David Rennie who is the columnist of Chaguan on the economist to discuss the phenomenon of inter-city high-speed rail commuting in China. Mr Rennie contacted me by email for an interview due to a co-authored paper I was involved and a pilot research project I was granted with research support.

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Additional Information: Below is the quote from the article as evidence of the media coverage."...Last year the Journal of Transport & Health, an international outlet, published a survey of such pioneering riders. The typical respondent was a married man with one or two children, a middling-to-high income and a university degree. Three-quarters became long-distance commuters only after the arrival of high-speed rail. More of them describe intercity travel as a route to a better job than to a higher quality of life. Indeed, many call commuting stressful, and something to do “when they are young”, notes a co-author of the survey, Chia-Lin Chen of the University of Liverpool. China’s high-speed railways do not sell season tickets to commuters, who must often scramble to secure daily tickets on trains meant for long-distance travellers. Moreover, to promote newly built districts, high-speed railway stations are often built far from existing city centres, obliging commuters to travel long distances from stations to workplaces. All this exacts a toll on marriages and families, says Ms Chen..."
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environmental Sciences
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Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2021 07:32
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 22:51
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3119863