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Studio interview: Temporary or long-term decision to slow down high-speed trains?

08-16-2011 09:50 BJT

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For more on the slow-down of China's high-speed trains, we are joined in the studio by our current affairs commentator Li Yong.

Q1: The slow-down of China's high-speed trains has drawn wide attention from the public. What's your view on that? Is this the right decision for long term?

Q2: What's your view of the AAA credit rating on the Ministry of Railways by Dagong Global Credit Rating?

China slows down high-speed trains by 50 km/h

China's high-speed trains are cutting back trips, slowing down and slashing prices at the order of the State Council. The cutbacks, which start on Tuesday, focus on the Beijing-Shanghai Railway, and coastal railway lines of Ningbo-Taizhou-Wenzhou, Wenzhou-Fuzhou, and Wenzhou-Xiamen in Zhejiang Province. The decision was made after last month's deadly train crash near Wenzhou. Full story >>

China's high-speed trains to slow down across the country

The high speed trains in China are now facing a "slow down" after the severe train crash in Wenzhou in July. The State Council has made the decision to slow down the speed of high-speed trains on tracks across the country. Full story >>

The high speed trains in China are now facing a "slow down" after the severe train crash in Wenzhou in July. The State Council has made the decision to slow down the speed of high-speed trains on tracks across the country.

A bullet train departs from the Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, east China, on Aug.
14, 2011. China's Ministry of Railways cut the number of high-speed trains running between
Beijing and Shanghai to 66 pairs from 88 pairs per day, effective as of Aug. 16 when a new
operation chart will be carried out. (Xinhua/Niu Yixin)

 

A bullet train departs from the Hongqiao Railway
Station in Shanghai, east China, on Aug. 14, 2011.
China's Ministry of Railways cut the number of
high-speed trains running between Beijing and
Shanghai to 66 pairs from 88 pairs per day,
effective as of Aug. 16 when a new operation chart
will be carried out. (Xinhua/Niu Yixin)

 

An officer stands at the platform in Qionghai Station, south China's Hainan Province, Aug.
10, 2011. China's State Council on Wednesday ordered safety checks on high-speed railways
and slower running speeds. The decision was made at an executive meeting of the State
Council, which was presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao, in the wake of a deadly bullet
train crash that killed 40 people. (Xinhua/Meng Zhongde)

 

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Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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