Construction of a new high-speed rail between Zhengzhou and Xi’An has just begun. From Xinhua: China began Thursday to lay tracks for the first high-speed passenger line in its western region, which will ultimately shorten...
Mar 16, 2009
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...
Aug 18, 2008
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...
Jan 14, 2008
These are some excerpts on the anti-Maglev demonstrations in Shanghai over the past two weeks. These different voices are from the bolder media (Southern Metropolis Daily), Shanghai netizens, and newspapers controlled by Shanghai authorities. The first one is an editorial in Southern Metropolis Daily on Jan. 14, 2008, translated by CDT: Editorial: Taking a Walk […]
Jan 13, 2008
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 […]
May 26, 2007
May 26, 2007
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 […]
Mar 22, 2007
From Shanghaiist blog: This morning, Chinese language news portal 163.com had a great scoop, and revealed the future planning for Shanghai and China’s Maglev railway system. [Full Text]
Mar 13, 2007
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 […]
Jul 6, 2006
From Treehugger.com: 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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- NYT – A Tiananmen Square Musical Worries About China’s Glare
- Global Voices – In China, questions remain ahead of Huawei’s launch of the Mate 60 phone series
- Rest of World – Heavily persecuted, highly influential: China’s online feminist revolution
- Sky News – Chinese state media appears to censor one of its own videos