Premier Li Keqiang is embarking on a visit to several Latin American countries, with plans to...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 28, 2011
Following the crash of the high-speed train in Wenzhou in July, netizens and others roundly condemned authorities for their response and actions on the wake of the disaster. Now, the State Council has released a report looking...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 2, 2011
Chinese businesses are seen as second only to Russia’s in their readiness to hand out bribes abroad, according to a new survey. Many of the industries in which China is particularly globally active, such as energy, mining...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 23, 2011
A high-speed train has derailed in Zhejiang, sending two coaches off a bridge and killing at least 33 people and injuring almost 200, according to a report from Xinhua: The accident occurred after high-speed train D3115 was...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 13, 2010
China has been exporting the technology for high speed trains to Europe and Latin America and may soon do so in the U.S. From AP: China has built 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) of high-speed rail for its own train system and...
by Liu Yong | Jan 9, 2010
From AFP: Hundreds of Hong Kong activists surrounded government offices Friday to protest against an 8.6 billion-dollar railway that would connect the city with neighbouring Guangzhou in mainland China. The protesters chanted...
by Liu Yong | Jun 29, 2009
From AP: Two passenger trains collided Monday in an accident that killed three people and injured 60 as train cars were derailed and nearby houses knocked over, Chinese state media and an official said. The pre-dawn crash...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 21, 2009
AFP reports on the crowded, uncomfortable train journeys endured by millions of migrant workers this time of year as they go home to spend the Chinese New Year with family: Si paid just under 100 yuan (14 dollars) to make the...
by Liu Yong | Oct 18, 2008
From Reuters: China is preparing steps to boost domestic demand, including more spending on railways, to help cushion the impact of the global credit crisis, a senior official said on Saturday. The package of measures will be...
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