A member of the Miyun county People's Political Consultative Conference has been stripped of his membership because of a recent scuffle he had at a local hotel, The Beijing News reports.Monday, 4 February, 2013, 5:09am
The first test runs on a high-speed railway that will reduce train trips between Shenzhen and Beijing from 24 hours to nine could begin next month.
Trials began on the final section between the capital and Shijiazhuang , Hebei province, in mid- September.27 Dec 2012 - 8:45am 3 comments
The mainland may issue at least 38.4 billion yuan (HK$47.6 billion) worth of high-speed train tenders within the next two months, ending a more than a year-long hiatus following a fatal crash.
The government will probably seek bids for between 300 and 400 train sets, according to Citigroup analyst Paul Gong, who met people at the nation's two major train makers.9 Nov 2012 - 3:59am
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Top speeds on the mainland's high-speed rail network, cut in the wake of a fatal crash a year ago, are set to be increased by 20km/h - a move that has divided academics.
The crash on July 23 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, which killed 40 people and injured 172 others, forced the government to lower the top speed of high-speed trains from 350km/h to 300km/h.22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Mainland authorities have revealed plans to develop a 'super-high-speed train' that can reach speeds of 500km/h or more.
Rail experts were surprised by the news, with some calling the plan 'ridiculous'.20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
China has more people riding high-speed rail services than in France and is fast snapping at the heels of Japan's Shinkansen, the world's oldest and busiest high-speed rail service.
'China will soon be world No1 in high-speed-train ridership,' said David Shipley, managing director of CSRE, a British firm that markets Chinese trains in Europe.16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
China has built the world's biggest rail network in modern history - and done so in the quickest time - but its construction model is unlikely to be adopted elsewhere because of the huge concentration of power in the country's Ministry of Railways, a World Bank report says.15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
An experimental train capable of travelling at 500km/h was unveiled in Qingdao at the weekend despite widespread concern over the safety of the nation's existing high-speed rail network.27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
It began far out at sea, in a little-watched segment of a fault off Sendai, Japan. It reached land first as sound, the bass drum roll of heaven, amped up so that hundreds of miles away the sound blotted everything else out, pushed against ribs, even before the earth beneath began to shake.4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am