China had roughly 36,000km (22,400 miles) of high-speed rail lines at the end of July, accounting for more than two-thirds of the global total. Photo: Xinhua
China had roughly 36,000km (22,400 miles) of high-speed rail lines at the end of July, accounting for more than two-thirds of the global total. Photo: Xinhua

China’s high-speed railway network to double in length by 2035 under new blueprint

  • Investment boom is set to continue until 2035 under a new plan released by state-owned China Railway Group
  • State-led railway spending has been a fixture of growth over the past decade, and the scheme comes as Beijing puts new focus on developing the domestic economy

Topic |   China economy
China had roughly 36,000km (22,400 miles) of high-speed rail lines at the end of July, accounting for more than two-thirds of the global total. Photo: Xinhua
China had roughly 36,000km (22,400 miles) of high-speed rail lines at the end of July, accounting for more than two-thirds of the global total. Photo: Xinhua
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