China’s infrastructure spend in the past few years has been immense and rail spending has been the cornerstone of much of the outlay. China had more t(...)

China’s former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given the “death penalty with a two-year reprieve” for bribery and abuse of power, a sentence that generally means life in prison. Photograph:  Reuters

A Chinese court has given a suspended death sentence to former rail minister Liu Zhijun, the man behind the country’s high-speed rail project, for his(...)