Africa sees chances to develop transport

South Africa and other African countries would like to see more cooperation with China to help them develop transport and boost the economy, officials and scholars said. Cecil Masoka, director for multilateral cooperation for Asia and America at South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation, said South Africa is looking for more opportunities to cooperate…

Coal train era ends in rural Heilongjiang

Long-time service in province gives way to more comfortable, convenient option For passengers traveling between Mudanjiang and Changting town in Heilongjiang province, taking the passenger train between the two destinations has become more comfortable. Upgraded with air conditioning, train No 6286 left Mudanjiang at 5:25 pm on June 19, marking the end of coal-fired trains…

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…