Zhoushan on track to join high-speed railway network

Two new models of the Fuxing high-speed train are parked at China State Railway Group Co’s branch in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, on Tuesday. The trains will operate on the Yinchuan-Xi’an High-Speed Railway, which is scheduled to open on Dec 26. [Photo by Yuan Jingzhi/For China Daily] Preparatory work for the construction of the Ningbo-Zhoushan Railway-China’s…

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Subway line to Terracotta Warriors about to open

A man dressed as Ying Zheng-the first ruler of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) and China’s first ever emperor-welcomes passengers to board Xi’an Metro Line 9 during its trial operation in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, on Dec 9. The train was headed to Qinlingxi, or West of Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum. The line will open before the…

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Environment factored into building of new railway, designer says

Environmental protection was taken into consideration during the building of a new high-speed railway line through the Taihang Mountains that aims to improve local livelihoods and boost tourism, according to the railway’s designer. The 432-kilometer line connecting Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, and Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, opened on Saturday, cutting the time needed…

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New rules music to passengers’ ears

A new set of rules governing behavior on the Shanghai subway came into effect on Tuesday, forbidding listening to electronic devices without earphones inside subway cars. This was long called for. Subway cars are public spaces where nobody should disturb others. However, in reality there are many who play music or watch movies on the…

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New high-speed rail line completed in northeast

Workers connect the last two steel rails of a new high-speed line linking Mudanjiang with Jiamusi in Heilongjiang province on Monday. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] As the last two steel rails were connected, the track-laying work for a new high-speed rail line was completed in Heilongjiang province on Monday. Construction started in November 2016 on…

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Chinese firms ship steel rails for Jakarta project

File photo of the shipment of the first batch of made-in-China steel rails for Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway line. [Photo/China Railway Material Group] The shipment of the first batch of made-in-China steel rails for Indonesia’s Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway line from Saturday has signaled Chinese steel companies’ increased competitiveness as the country is one of the…

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Chinese touch lifts infrastructure

Using imaginative business models and high-tech, CR20G lands overseas projects A Chinese consortium led by China Railway 20th Bureau Group Corp (CR20G) and China Communications Construction Co will build a sea-crossing cable-stayed bridge to connect the city of Salvador, capital of Bahia, the northeastern state of Brazil, and the island of Itaparica in the same…

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Free trade zone opening up economy of region

The Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is vowing to seize opportunities brought by the newly established China (Guangxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone and expand economic and trade cooperation with neighboring countries. Established on Aug 30, 2019, the Guangxi FTZ made great progress in utilizing foreign capital. This was demonstrated by the $170 million in foreign investments…

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China’s freight volume continues to grow in October

An aerial photo shows a China-Europe freight train ready to leave the Tuanjiecun Station in Chongqing municipality, Southwest China, April 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING – China’s national freight volume, an indicator of economic activity, grew faster in October from a month earlier, signaling the country’s steady recovery from the COVID-19 fallout. The country’s freight volume…

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18 cities told to prepare for cold snap

A new wave of cold weather will hit central and eastern provinces in the next couple of days, the China Meteorological Administration said on Sunday. The administration’s latest forecast said temperatures in 18 provincial-level region capitals on Monday are expected to be the lowest so far this year. Cities such as Hefei, Anhui province, and…

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