Fuxing, China’s high-speed train, travels at 350 km per hour between Shanghai and Beijing, cutting travel time to under four hours and 30 minutes. Photo: Xinhua
Laura He
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Across The Border by Laura He

China’s fastest bullet trains pose threat to domestic airlines, prompting them to speed up global expansion

China’s high-speed rail operator has reported a 140 per cent rise on year in bookings for lines that terminate in Hangzhou over the past week-long holidays, underlying a potential trend of consumers increasingly shifting to domestic rail travel

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Fuxing, China’s high-speed train, travels at 350 km per hour between Shanghai and Beijing, cutting travel time to under four hours and 30 minutes. Photo: Xinhua
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Laura He

Laura He

Before joining the Post, Laura worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.