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China’s major east-west high-speed railway starts operation

12/30/2016

On Wednesday December 28th, China put into operation one of the world’s longest high-speed railways, linking the country’s prosperous eastern coast to the less-developed southwest.

The Shanghai-Kunming line — 2,252 km (1,400 miles) in length — traverses the five provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan and cuts travel time from Shanghai to Kunming from 34 to 11 hours, according to China Railway Corporation.

The maximum speed is 330 km (205 miles) per hour, said Wang Jinda, a train driver.

The line is also the longest east-west high-speed railway in China. A longer rail line stretching north to south is the 2,298-km Beijing-Guangzhou line, put into operation in 2012.

China has built more than 20,000 km (1,428 miles) of high-speed rail lines. According to the government’s plan, the mileage will increase to 45,000 km (27,960 miles) by 2030. The launch of the Shanghai-Kunming line means the country’s high-speed rail grid has taken shape, connecting almost all provinces on the Chinese mainland.

Source: Xinhua

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China tourism revenue to reach 1 trillion USD in 2020

12/28/2016

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- China plans to raise tourism revenue to 7 trillion yuan (about 1 trillion U.S. dollars) by 2020, the Chinese government has said. A State Council five-year tourism plan (2016-2020) says China will strive to develop tourism into a major driver for economic transformation and upgrades. The sector made more than 4 trillion yuan last year. ...Read More

China to increase tourism investment by 20 pct per year

12/27/2016

EIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- China will increase its tourism direct investment by 20 percent year on year on average, authorities announced on Wednesday. By 2020, the country's tourism investment will total 2 trillion yuan (290 billion U.S. dollars), according to a notice jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the China National Tourism A ...Read More

China-U.S. Tourism Year 2016 Photo Exhibition in Queens Library, New York

12/20/2016

The China-U.S. Tourism Year 2016 Photo Exhibition (second in the "China Today" series of cultural exchange activities) opened on December 13 at New York's Queens Library. Visitors and residents of New York can enjoy photos -- including the magnificent Great Wall and lovely giant pandas -- that present a panoramic view of beautiful China. Qiu Jian, Chinese Deputy Consu ...Read More

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