Former official admits the top speed of Chinese high-profile bullet train is fabricated

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Former Chinese railway ministry official Zhou Yimin discloses that the top speed of 350 km per hour of Chinese-made bullet trains is fabricated regardless of security. Many minor problems occur on the high-speed rail lines in service and some are actually not minor, but all were kept as secret. Preliminary test has been done on the Jinghu line, but the safety is till to be observed.

The Chinese Ministry of Railway has recently reduced the top speed of Chinese high-profile bullet trains that run on Jinghu(Beijing-Shanghai,京沪高铁), Wuguang(Wuhan-Guangzhou,武广高铁),etc. rail lin...   Full Story

China Economy | Jun 21, 2011 AM | Related China Story:High speed rail

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China’s long-standing Railway Minister Liu Zhijun was today sacked from a key party post following investigations over ''severe violation of discipline'', according to a report on Saturday by Xinhua, the state news agency. Read More

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