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The average typhoon storms in at around 180 kilometers per hour. The speed of a passenger jet during takeoff hovers at around 300 kilometers per hour. Both are left in the dust by the Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway which will run at a maximum speed of 380 kilometers per hour.
Track-laying began earlier this week. Once completed, the line will become the world's longest and fastest, high speed railway. But critics question whether building such links will bring high costs rather than high profits.Should China go faster or is China going too fast?
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