Shanghai’s Subway: Board with a fare and a prayer

Few topics are as near and dear to me as Shanghai’s world-beating subway system. In the space of nearly a decade in this city, it has made accessible places and people that once felt like an adventurous pain-in-the-neck to visit. That’s progress. Alas, there have long been indications that all this convenience has come at a serious price – in safety. And on Tuesday afternoon those indications became something tangible: human error resulted in a collision that injured more than 270 people on line 10.

This week, my Bloomberg World View column takes a look at the reaction to the crash – the Party’s, the city’s, and mine. You can find it here.