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China Moves to Ease High-Speed Train Concerns

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Chinese government is seeking to ease public concerns about its showcase Beijing-to-Shanghai high-speed train, after a former rail official accused Beijing of ignoring safety problems on the $32.5 billion rail line and exaggerating the train’s top speed. The official Xinhua news agency on Monday dismissed the claims of the former official. The report quotes […]

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China Tests High-Speed Train Line

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Developers of China’s high-speed train system conducted a test run of the showcase Beijing-to-Shanghai route Monday. A train set out from Beijing for the 1,318-kilometer trip carrying government officials, reporters and executives of the companies that are building the line. The new service takes five hours to make the trip, half as long as a […]

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