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Old January 30th, 2011, 01:17 PM   #4301
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1,000 km per hour high speed train is in develop: report
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The Southwest Jiaotong University in China’s Sichuan Province is endeavoring developing the vacuum tube high speed train with a speed of 600 to 1,000 kilometers per hour and is expected to release the train model in the next two to three years, according to Voice of China, the China’s national radio, on Jan. 30.

Limited by the energy consumption, noise and other factors in the atmosphere, the actual operating speed of a train is expected not to exceed 400 kilometers per hour at present.

In order to build the higher speed train, scientists proposed a new vacuum tube technology. Its principle is to build up an isolated vacuum tube separating from the outside air to run the maglev train in it.

The vacuum maglev train is then capable of running in a higher speed without wheel track friction and with much lower air resistance.

It was reported that this technology is expected to be widely adopted in around 2030, when the traveling time between Beijing and Guangzhou is expected to be cut into one to 2.5 hours to run the 2,300 kilometers distance.

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http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90...1/7276967.html
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Old January 30th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #4302
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Damn, from Guanzhou to Beijing in about 1,5-2 hours. Imagine that It would be a real rival for airplanes...
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Old January 30th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #4303
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Damn, from Guanzhou to Beijing in about 1,5-2 hours. Imagine that It would be a real rival for airplanes...
It would obliterate airtravel, and turn China into a tiny country of connected urban areas.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:49 AM   #4304
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Damn, from Guanzhou to Beijing in about 1,5-2 hours. Imagine that It would be a real rival for airplanes...
1.5–2 hours? Only Concorde can do that.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 10:00 AM   #4305
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Damn, from Guanzhou to Beijing in about 1,5-2 hours. Imagine that It would be a real rival for airplanes...
2hours half min or 2hrs 40m
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Old January 31st, 2011, 09:01 PM   #4306
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Old January 31st, 2011, 09:22 PM   #4307
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:23 AM   #4309
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Successful Shanxi Rail Magnate Under Scrutiny

Hopefully this is not the tip of an ice burg:

By staff reporters Yu Ning and Zhang Boling
01.28.2011
english.caing.com

But will high-level connections, philanthropy and fame help protect businesswoman Ding Shumiao?

Ding Shumiao is a successful businesswoman, celebrated philanthropist and so well-connected that more than 400 central government and Communist Party leaders attended a huge Spring Festival celebration in early 2010 sponsored by her coal-railway-advertising conglomerate.

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Ding Shuamiao

So when news recently emerged that government investigators were looking into Ding's finances and railway investments, a shiver went through the highest ranks of the nation's railway and coal industries. Caixin learned from several sources that authorities in Beijing are probing Ding. Whether police agencies are involved is unclear. Neither is it certain whether her high-level network of personal connections may offer a degree of protection. Ding, 55, is also a member of the Shanxi Province branch of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. After Ding came under an investigative cloud, several sources expressed concern about her "complicated" connections to top officials. Some said the case "may involve something much bigger."

Internet bloggers as well have been torn over whether to continue praising Ding for her generosity or question her business and investment decisions. Some 90 million yuan in donations in 2009 earned her the No. 6 ranking on the Forbes magazine China Charity List last May. She also pals with show business celebrities at charity events. But questions have swirled around her successful enterprise Shanxi Jinhande, whose name was recently change to CREC Taikete Environmental Engineering Co. Ltd., and which has won lucrative contracts to supply noise barriers that line China's high-speed railway tracks.

Investigators are apparently looking into Jinhande's previous deals related to several major railway projects. BroadUnion's transfer last September of 35 percent of its shares in then Jinhande to China CREC Railway Electrification Bureau Group, an electric rail contractor but remains the controller of the company. Any possible financial misdeeds connected to Jinhande, however, would involve only a fraction of Ding's business. Beyond noise barrier manufacturing, her business empire spans coal shipping, track building and railway station advertising.

A fitting symbol of Ding's flash and power are giant LED screens hanging high at Beijing's recently opened South Railway Station. The signage is operated by GOTO Media, a BroadUnion subsidiary, whose registered capital rose to 100 million yuan in early 2010.

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Ding, 55, made her fortune as a coal transporter. She was born in a remote Shanxi Province village where coal and coalbed methane are king, and in the 1980s launched a coal transportation business. In 2000, she moved to Beijing and started BroadUnion as the parent for coal shipping and other businesses. In 2003, she founded Zhongqi Coal Electricity Co. Ltd., which claims annual thermal coal sales of 4 million tons and a railway transportation capacity of more than 500 trains. Zhongqi reported earnings of 50 million yuan by December 2010.

In January 2006, Ding established Beijing BroadUnion Investment Co. Ltd. with registered capital of 30 million yuan. The next step was to create Beijing BroadUnion Investment Management Group in December 2007, with Ding listed as legal representative. With registered capital of 120 million yuan, the BroadUnion group quickly expanded its assets. Shanxi Jinhande Environment Equipment Co. Ltd. was established in September 2006 and was soon one of the country's leading noise barrier designer and supplier.
The barrier businesses benefited substantially from BroadUnion's stakes in the Wuhan-Guangzhou, Zhengzhou-Xi'an and Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong express railway projects, which were launched in 2009. The cost of noise prevention for these three projects alone was originally set at 530 million yuan, but later rose to 610 million yuan. Ding's companies got all the contracts.

Another successful BroadUnion business began in 2006 with approval from the Ministry of Railways: Zhibo Traffic & Transport Equipment Co. Ltd., which was created with 150 million yuan in registered capital as a venture of BroadUnion. In April 2008, BroadUnion set up a joint venture with Peng Elite (Beijing) International Advertising Co. Ltd. to create a social network club for international diplomats. Today, members of the Peng Elite Club hail from France, Hungary, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam, Austria and Mongolia.

BroadUnion also has a 45 percent stake in the Beijing Bohao Radegast Hotel, which opened in July 2008, on the eve of the Summer Olympics in Beijing. The hotel was the scene of the company's Spring Festival 2010 blowout for some of China's highest-ranking leaders.

In 2008, Jinhande won the bid for China's first express railway project – Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway. CREC and Jinhande submitted winning bids for the line's noise barrier as well as barriers for a Hefei-Wuhan railway. The contracts were worth a combined 836 million yuan. In 2009, Ding's company beat Shanxi Yufeng Railway Construction & Investment Co. Ltd. for a contract to build a 65-kilometer coal railway in Shanxi for 2.3 billion yuan. The new tracks, called the Jianan line, connects the Taiyuan-Jiaozuo and Houma-Yueshan lines, which are important gateways for shipping Shanxi coal to the rest of China.

BroadUnion has spread its wings into overseas markets as well. For example, Zhibo collaborated with an Italian company called Lucchini in a joint-venture Zhibo & Lucchini Railway Equipment Co. Ltd., China's only producer and maintainer of motor train wheelsets. Launched in 2007 with 150 million yuan in registered capital, Zhibo & Lucchini has attracted 1.1 billion yuan in investment. Zhibo has a 75 percent stake. Zhibo & Lucchini's production line opened in February 2009. Since then, 2 billion yuan worth of contracts have been signed with several enterprises including Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Inc.

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Old February 2nd, 2011, 08:33 PM   #4310
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Chinese MOR 120 km/h HXD/HXN freight locomotives order timetable, update

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Date         manfacturer  Tech.Cooperator    Power output  Type    Quantity    Amount
2004-10      CNR Dalian     Toshiba           7200 kw      HXD3     60     873 m RMB
2004-12      CSR Zhuzhou    Siemens           7200 kw      HXD1    220   7,340 m RMB
2005-2       CNR Datong     Alstom            9600 kw      HXD2    180   7,500 m RMB
2005-9       CNR Dalian     EMD               6000 HP      HXN3    300   6,642 m RMB
2005-11      CSR Qishuyan   GE                6000 hp      HXN5    300   6,800 m RMB
2006-12      CNR Dalian     Toshiba           7200 kw      HXD3    180   2,620 m RMB
2007-3       CNR Datong     Alstom            9600 kw      HXD2B   500  11,200 m RMB
2007-3       CNR Dalian     Bombardier        9600 kw      HXD3B   500  11,300 m RMB
2007-8       CSR Zhuzhou    Siemens           9600 kw      HXD1B   500  11.200 m RMB
2008-2       CNR Dalian     Toshiba           7200 kw      HXD3    400   5,822 m RMB
2009-6       CSR Zhuzhou                      7200 kw      HXD1C   400   5,800 m RMB
2009-10      CNR Dalian     Toshiba           7200 kw      HXD3    400   5,822 m RMB
2010-7       CNR Datong                       7200 kw      HXD2C   220   3,000 m RMB
2010-7       CNR Dalian                       7200 kw      HXD3C   390   6,000 m RMB
2010-7       CSR Zhuzhou                      7200 kw      HXD1C   590   8,600 m RMB
2010-11      CSR Qishuyan   GE                6000 hp      HXN5          5,700 m RMB 
(2010-11 contract with CSR, quantity not confirmed yet)
Congratulations to GE.
Sorry to bring this back, but has the quantity for the HNX5 order been finalized yet?
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Old February 6th, 2011, 04:58 PM   #4311
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someone knows which are the 70 new railways projects that will start with new 5-year plan?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #4312
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Breaking news: "Kuayue" Liu, minister of Railway in PRC, has been fired....

http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-02-12/173021944095.shtml
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Old February 12th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #4313
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1.30.2010 Guangzhou South Railway Station opens after 6-year construction


Designer: Terry Farrell, who also designed Beijing South Station
Opened: Jan 30th 2010
Project started on: Dec 30th 2004
Size: 560,000 sqms, 15 platforms
Capacity: current 78 million, long term 116 million
Transportation: subway line 2 (4 subways will connect, 2 more reserved), 3 city rails, 4 HSRs
Cost: 13 billion yuan (US $2 billion)

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Old February 12th, 2011, 01:22 PM   #4314
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China's railway minister under investigation
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BEIJING - Chinese Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun is under investigation over alleged severe violation of discipline, the Communist Party of China's (CPC's) discipline watchdog confirmed Saturday.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC did not give further details at the moment.

Liu has been removed from the post of the ministry's Party chief, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee said Saturday.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #4315
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1.30.2010 Guangzhou South Railway Station opens after 6-year construction
One year ago.
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Transportation: subway line 2 (4 subways will connect, 2 more reserved), 3 city rails, 4 HSRs
Which ones?
Now there is just 2? Guangzhou-Wuhan and Guangzhou-Zhuhai. Guangzhou-Shenzhen is delayed and supposed to open in June.

How much development has there been around the Panyu station in the year since it opened?

How many daily trains stopped at the station when Tiger Year started, and how many did at the beginning of Hare Year?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #4316
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China's railway minister under investigation
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Updated: 2011-02-12 18:37

BEIJING - Chinese Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun is under investigation over alleged severe violation of discipline, the Communist Party of China's (CPC's) discipline watchdog confirmed Saturday.

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC did not give further details at the moment.

Liu has been removed from the post of the ministry's Party chief, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee said Saturday.






































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Old February 12th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #4317
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Breaking news: "Kuayue" Liu, minister of Railway in PRC, has been fired....

http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2011-02-12/173021944095.shtml

I think it's a good news.

bureaucracy, overstaffed, lags in response, insensibility to passage's request......the MoR need reformation.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #4318
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Guess where he's right hand is, hint, the train attendant's eyes gives a clue.

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I think it's a good news.

bureaucracy, overstaffed, lags in response, insensibility to passage's request......the MoR need reformation.
not to mention that he is just too butt ugly
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Old February 12th, 2011, 10:52 PM   #4319
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Wow, this is big news. "Severe violation of discipline" sounds like either a sex scandal or embezzlement. His railway policies have been repeatedly endorsed by the CCP and top party leaders and trumpeted around the world with national pride.

China watchers, any idea when, if ever, we'll find out why he was dismissed?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #4320
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His glasses look freaky.
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