Hong Kong’s Legislative Council yesterday approved a controversial bill that will allow...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 31, 2013
In nearly 9,000 words at The Globe and Mail, Mark MacKinnon recounts his recent 22-day train journey around China, loosely following the course of Mao’s Long March. He met officials and protesters, nailhouse residents and...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jan 8, 2013
As China continues to work on its high-speed railways amid concerns over corruption, a subway train derailed during a test run in Kunming leaving a driver dead and injuring another, from AFP: The first carriage of the train ran...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 22, 2010
Following is the latest installment in a series of posts by journalist Rachel Beitarie*, who will be sharing with us dispatches from her journey across rural China. In this post, Rachel describes her train journey across Henan,...
by Liu Yong | Jan 14, 2008
From Xinhua via People.com.cn: Jan. 13 was the first day China’s passengers were able to buy train tickets for the Spring Festival, the nation’s most important traditional holiday. By the time tickets began selling at 7 p.m. on Sunday, many people had already lined up before the ticket windows. Metropolis like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and […]
by Kate Zhao | Nov 22, 2007
From Los Angeles Times: Jiang Xingjun hates holidays here. Rather than providing respite or relaxation, China’s three national vacation weeks — one observed in winter, one in spring and one in fall — are often more like hell on wheels, with jam-packed planes, trains and automobiles gone berserk, he says. On cue, hundreds of millions […]
by Michael Zhao | Feb 16, 2007
Some sexy numbers for major railway-sector multinationals: China will add 10,540 miles of new track and decicate 4,340 of those solely to high-speed passenger trains, and by 2020 the country will have a track network of 62,000 miles. Via the Wall Street Journal (photo via Chinesenews.net): For General Electric Co., Siemens AG and other makers […]
by Wu Nan | Feb 11, 2007
From AP, via China Post: China plans to spend 30 billion yuan (US$3.85 billion; euro2.96 billion) over the next five years on developments including high-speed trains, wind power stations and sea water desalination technology. About 7.35 billion yuan (US$942 million; euro724 million) has already been allocated from the central budget, with the remaining money coming […]