There's quite a focus on the... hey guys... we built and designed this... NO, seriously... we did!!! By the way, we designed these trains all by ourselves.
This is not a reflection on your post tjrgx, as you're just repeating what was said, but it's as if this statement on CCTV is more meant for show or braggadocio than anything else. Or perhaps if they repeat it enough the local Chinese citizens will give it more credibility.
There's nothing wrong with licensing tech/tech transfer, then improving it for your own use afterwards. No need to be all showy about it. It's not as if any manufacturer has built this technology from scratch... no one's reinventing the wheel here. I think it's great that China has taken tech from Japan and Europe to learn how to build these trains and then build them locally, but making flash statements like "We OWN ALL THE TECHNOLOGY" is disingenous at best.
CNR Tangshan 2015:
Is it the shortest route to go through Central Asia?They are talking about Beijing-Berlin and London, but it also follows a very rare route through Manchuria and Siberia, north of Mongolia, following almost the entire Trans-Siberian route. The real plans are to travel through Central Asia to extend its influence in that area, apart from being the shortest route.