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More Than Just Speed
The 1,318-km Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway will finally come into operation at the end of June. Since construction began three years ago, the speedy railway has grabbed worldwide attention because of its design as the world's longest and fastest high-speed rail line utilizing the most advanced technology
The Trains of Tomorrow, Today

With the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway to begin operating in June, the world's attention has turned to China for this momentous occasion in rail technology and modern transportation

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High-Speed Doubts
While China presses ahead with a high-speed railway building spree, the extensive project to provide modern rail services across China is being overshadowed by doubts concerning environmental costs and damage to railway corridor surroundings
A Golden Artery
Cutting the travel time in half, the cities along the line will be connected more closely than before, allowing labor and information resources to be allocated more effectively
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High-Speed Rail Timeline
December 1990: The Ministry of Railways (MOR) works out a proposal for the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway

February 22, 2006: The State Council approves the construction of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway

April 18, 2008: Construction of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway begins
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