Smart tech boosts ‘most beautiful rail’

A CTCE employee signals while 500-meter-long ballastless tracks, part of the Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua High-speed Railway, are laid over the weekend. The project is supported by smart track-laying facilities, which help in reducing manpower and expediting project work. [Photo by Wu Huaiqiu/For China Daily] The 246-km Zhangjiajie-Jishou-Huaihua high-speed line to wrap up by year-end   China Tiesiju Civil…

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Road networks are essential to sustainable development

Editor’s Note: From railways including high-speed trains and aviation including state of the art airports to a comprehensive road network including world-class expressways, China has become a global leader in transportation in just four decades. How did this come about? In the fourth of a series of commentaries, a senior journalist with China Daily searches…

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China’s CRRC unveils Sanxingdui-themed self-driving train

The Sanxingdui-themed self-driving bullet train is decorated with elements of cultural relics from the Sanxingdui Ruins in Sichuan, such as bronze images of birds and golden masks. [Photo/CCTV News]   CHANGCHUN – A Chinese train maker has tailor-made a Sanxingdui-themed self-driving bullet train for Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, to help the city cash in…

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Special train caters to migrant workers

A train designated for migrant workers heading to plant rice seedlings stops at the Suihua Railway Station in Suihua, Heilongjiang province, Feb 27, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] A special train carrying more than 500 migrant workers left the railway station in Suihua, Heilongjiang province, on Thursday for the rice fields of the Sanjiang Plain. Zhao Zhongshan, 50,…

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Travel on rail network peaks as holiday ends

China’s railway network saw a return-travel peak on Wednesday as the May Day holiday ended, and the daily number of railway passenger trips during the holiday period exceeded pre-COVID-19 levels. On Wednesday, the last day of the five-day holiday, 17.2 million railway trips were expected to be made, an increase of 30 percent from the…

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Another route from China to Europe in the South Caucasus

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, bilateral cooperation between Azerbaijan and China has been dynamically developing. Both countries are interested in continuing and deepening bilateral ties. Because the interests of Azerbaijan and China in many respects coincide, especially with regard to the Belt and Road Initiative. Azerbaijan, which is at the center of three major…

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Trade ties on the up thanks to FTA boost

Upgraded agreement between China and New Zealand injects fresh momentum into bilateral collaborations The upgraded free trade agreement between China and New Zealand will generate fresh momentum for their trade ties in the coming years, boosting the trade in goods and services and regional connectivity activities. Many opportunities occurred after the two sides inked an…

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Explosive tourism for upcoming holiday

Train tickets to some of the most popular destinations for this year’s May Day holiday sold out the moment they became available, causing platforms to temporarily crash, foretelling an explosive holiday season starting on May 1.  “I tried wearing and taking off my glasses, binding and not binding my hair, and walked to the brighter…

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Transport network ‘to benefit world’

China’s plan to build a global transport and logistics network will establish a safe and stable system expected to boost trade and economic development around the world, according to officials and experts. A policy document jointly unveiled by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China’s Cabinet, earlier this year stated…

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