Tibetan bullet train driver takes home firsts

As a train hums its way into Shigatse railway station in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, some passengers on the platform approach the locomotive’s cab with curiosity. “Where is the train’s steering wheel?” “How many drivers are needed to drive such a long train?” Upon hearing their questioning, train driver Sonam Wangdrak cannot help but…

Highway makes desert travel easy

A desert highway in southern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region opened on Thursday, slashing travel time, benefiting locals and boosting regional socioeconomic development, according to its construction company. The 334-kilometer highway, linking Yuli and Qiemo counties in the Bayingolin Mongol autonomous prefecture of Xinjiang, is located at the Tarim Basin between the southern slope of the…