China’s Middle Class Derails New Link

Following protests by residents concerned over its environmental impact, Shanghai has canceled plans to extend the maglev train line to Hangzhou. The Australian looks at the impact of the new NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) movement...

Maglev Project To Begin Construction In 2010

From Xinhua: Government authorities in Zhejiang province on east China’s seaboard have finally announced that the construction of its section of a much-discussed magnetic levitation train route linking the eastern cities...

Shanghai Residents Protest Controversial Maglev Project on Jan.6.

The news of Jan. 6 protests in Shanghai travels fast in Chinese cyberspace, even if the subject has now been banned by Internet police. It is hard not to notice similarities between this event and the Xiamen PX demonstrations in June 2007: both are inspired by the potential environmental danger of a large project, and […]

East China Maglev Project Suspended Amid Radiation Concerns – Xinhua

Xinhua reports that the Shanghai government has cancelled plans for a magnetic levitation train to Hangzhou due to radiation concerns from residents: China has suspended the planned construction of a high-speed magnetic levitation train route linking the eastern cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou amid radiation concerns, officials and experts said on Saturday… An official with […]

Shanghai Residents Protest Transrapid Extension – Spiegel

From Spiegel Online: A group of Shanghai residents has written to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to ask for her support in their fight to stop the extension of the maglev train line. While some of them are worried about finding somewhere to live in time and how they will be compensated, those who are […]

The World’s First “Magnetic Levitation” Wind Turbines Unveiled in China – Treehugger

From Chinese developers have unveiled the world’s first permanent magnetic levitation wind power generator at the Wind Power Asia Exhibition 2006 in Beijing. The device is called a MagLev generator, and is being regarded as a key breakthrough in the evolution of global wind power technology. The generator was jointly developed by Guangzhou Energy […]



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