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China Speed : China's high-speed rail

China Speed : China's high-speed rail


Wang Xiong - 王雄


WAIWEN CHUBAN SHE - ????? - 外文出版社

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Paru le : 01 Juin 2016
Pages : 324
EAN 13 : 9787119102207

An overview of the history of transportation reveals that, from the invention of the wheel some 6,000 years ago, through the birth of carriages some 4,000 years ago, to the penetration of automobiles, trains, steam boats and planes into people's lives, means of transportation have been transforming mankind's living space and life styles at an ever-accelerating pace. HSR (high-speed railway) is credited with lengthening people's lives by enabling fast travel to save people's time.

“China Speed” drives the progress of the times. “China Speed” is attracting more and more attention around the world, especially by means of the development of HSR in China. This country is the global leader in HSR bridges, tunnels and roadbeds, as well as track structure and EMU technology. On the whole, China boasts the cutting edge in the general design, construction, operation and technology of HSR, as measured by the five indicators of safety, reliability, applicability, cost-efficiency and advanced technology.

Currently, China is home to the HSR network with the longest operating mileage and biggest construction scale in the world. China is one of the global leaders in HSR technology, which has become a cultural icon showcasing “China Speed.” The country's HSR also underpins “China Creation,” “China Intelligence,” “China Strength,” “China Pride” and “China Spirit.” China HSR is changing the landscape not only of China but of the whole world. HSR enable people to enjoy comfortable journeys around the world in a safe and convenient way.


Introduction: Drawing Speed from Opening-up

Chapter Ⅰ

Does China Need High-Speed Railways?

The Call for a Beijing-Shanghai Passage

Wheel/Rail vs. Maglev

Practice Speaks Loudest

Chapter Ⅱ

Ushering in the"Era of Wind"

Prologue for High-Speed Railways in China

Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway: A Beautiful Debut

A Long-Anticipated Debut

Chapter Ⅲ

Chinese Model of High-Speed Railway Development

Foreign Technologies and the Chinese Market

The Demise of Domestic Multiple Unit (MU)

Market and Technology

Chapter Ⅳ

High-Speed Railway Diplomacy

High-Speed Railway and the World

Former Railway Kingdom

High-Speed Entanglement between China and Japan

Chapter Ⅴ

Return to Common Sense

Full-scale Speed Adjustment

Speed Reduction and Fare of High-Speed Trains

Investment and Debt for High-Speed Rail

Chapter Ⅵ

High-Speed Rail Operations

HSR Operation Organization

Huge HSR Passenger Flow

China High-Speed Railway Becoming Full-fledged

Epilogue: Speed Has Changed China

Author's Epilogue: My Life with Trains