A high-speed maglev train prototype is seen in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, in May last year. Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images A high-speed maglev train prototype is seen in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, in May last year. Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images
A high-speed maglev train prototype is seen in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, in May last year. Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images
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China and Japan race to dominate future of high-speed rail

  • Asia’s two biggest economies are vying to develop the world’s first long-distance maglev railway before the year 2040
  • Whoever wins could get a huge leg-up on exporting the lucrative next-generation technology, say experts

Topic |   Japan
A high-speed maglev train prototype is seen in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, in May last year. Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images A high-speed maglev train prototype is seen in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, in May last year. Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images
A high-speed maglev train prototype is seen in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, in May last year. Photo: Visual China Group via Getty Images
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