The amazing growth of China’s high-speed rail network

[640],shadow=true,start=,stop=

YT comment : dominique ridoux :

True story: I once visited a couple of friends in their flat in downtown Shanghai city. When I arrived the whole street was under construction, the road, the side walks, everything... We had lunch, played mahjong, then dinner. When I went out after the evening dinner, the street was completely finished! New asphalt, sidewalks paved and new trees planted all the way. I even went back thinking my friend's building had 2 entrances... The big difference with us in Europe is when a decision is made the do some infrastructure work, they will put as many workers as needed to do it very quickly, they cannot afford to have streets blocked for weeks in a city of 23 million people like Shanghai. In China everything is about efficiency because they have no other choice. Can you afford to queue for tickets and so on in a city of 23 millions? No! Ok, let's all use Wechat and Alipay to increase efficiency... Done in a few years! Almost nobody is using cash anymore in China!
They apply the same mindset to everyday activity, may it be transportation, food industry or even paying your taxes! The result is (as far as I am concerned) a full body check (including check in, CT scan, blood work etc) in less than 2 hours including a complementary breakfast for less than 400 Euros. Or Visa application done in 20 minutes. All car parkings are using plate recognition technology decreasing time wasting again and again.
High speed train are efficient, can move large amounts of people at a fantastic pace. Also as mentioned by many people, they build "hubs", you get out of the train and you have 2 or even 3 subway lines to bring you to your final destination, more and more you even have the airport hub at a walking distance! We have a similar hub in Paris (CDG with RER and TGV within the airport walking distance) but the size of it in Shanghai makes it spectacular!

YT comment : rhn94

China spent 1 Trillion USD over 10-15 years building this network, that is 1/4th the cost of the Iraq War the US paid.

YT comment : Pal Sih

China is building their country.
USA is destroying other countries.

YT comment : thata xx

The best part of China's high speed train is you can order food from any of the restaurants in the station on your phone and designate at what time during which stop to have it delivered to you. During the 2-3 minutes stop, your food is already there waiting to be distributed to you on the train. I miss it so much.

Related Videos

Featured Videos

Xi’An 西安 !
The capital of ShaanXi province in central China ...
A boat cruise along the Li River 漓江, GuiLin to YangShuo
GuangXi province. With a great song too :)
Happy Valentine’s Day from BeijingBuzzz 4 / 4
We hope all our visitors will one day find (or have found) their true love. Romantic songs galore ... When love calls your name ... are you ready to believe ? Are you strong enough, to trust in love ...? No matter what ... Three little words : Wo ai ni (I love you) ... Waiting for my chance, I was lost, then found, All I know is : We're all in the dance.
Beautiful JingXi 靖西, GuangXi province
Near the border with Vietnam.
A trip to JiaYuGuan 嘉峪关, western end of the Great Wall – video
JiaYuGuan is the first pass at the western end of the Great Wall of China. It lies 6 kilometers southwest of the city of JiaYuGuan in GanSu province. The fortress lies between two hills and near to an oasis that was then on the western edge of China. According to legend, when JiaYuGuan was being planned, the official in charge asked the designer to estimate the number of bricks required; the designer surprised the official by giving him an exact number.
Hong Kong 香港 night bus tour
Join us on an open top bus for a circular trip from Central to Kowloon and back ...
Cashless in China
Summer in BeiJing 北京
Despite its northern location, Beijing, the blue sky city, is one of the sunniest places in China and, in summer, also one of the hottest. Although around 1,000 miles north of Shanghai, and some 2,000 miles north of Hong Kong and tropical Hainan, Beijing is hotter through the summer months (mid-may to mid-September).
Exploring BeiJing 北京
Beautifully filmed in 2012 ...
JiuZhaiGou 九寨沟 Nature Reserve, SiChuan province (slideshow)
'Nine Villages Valley' (Tibetan and Qiang). With walkways though hills and streams, cyan limestone pools and many waterfalls ...
The coastal city of XiaMen 厦门 and the Hakka community round houses – FuJian province
South east China. XiaMen was one of the first four 'special economic zones' when China began economic liberalization in the early 1980s (just 30 years ago). The traditional round houses of the Hakka ethnic minority, called TuLou (土楼), provided a measure of security and were like a small village inside.
WuDang Mountain 武当山, HuBei province, home of Taoism and WuShu

A selection of popular videos

Keyword / tag search :