Urbanization in China shifts toward people

An aerial view of Xiongan railway station in the Xiongan New Area, Hebei province. [Photo provided to China Daily] Regulator calls for sharper focus on integrated rural and urban planning China’s urbanization rate has risen from less than 20 percent at the beginning of the reform and opening-up policies in the 1980s to reach 63.89…

10 years on, Beijing-Shanghai line on fast track to high-speed glory

A technician checks a high-speed train in Shanghai. [Photo by Zhang Hengwei/China News Service] The COVID-19 epidemic hurt China’s high-speed railway sector last year, but the Beijing-Shanghai section, which will turn 10 on Wednesday, remained profitable, spurring the introduction of a new model of Fuxing bullet train on the prime stretch, offering better services and safety,…

China estimates 124m passenger trips during holiday

A tour group arrive at Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province, April 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING – Total passenger trips made during China’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday are expected to reach 124 million, according to official data. The average daily passenger trips will likely exceed 41.23 million during the period, up by…

Trains off assembly line heading for Egypt

The first of 22 electric multiple units, or EMUs, designed for urban rail transit in Egypt rolled off the assembly line last week in Qingdao, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] The first of 22 electric multiple units, or EMUs, designed for Egypt’s urban rail transit system by China’s rolling-stock maker CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co,…