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A day in Qingdao – host city of 18th summit of SCO [Copy link] 中文

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ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-6-8 10:29
Driving 36 kilometers north, we arrive at the CRRC Sifang factory, where half of all the country's b ...

Ordinary tourists don't visit rolling stock plants but since you thought some of us might be interested, let me add a little: The factory there was built over a century ago by Europeans. And when China decided to emulate European high-speed railways, they also turned to Siemens of Germany, Alstom of France to give China precious knowhow on train-making. The trains in your picture are Velaros, i.e. a German high-speed train.
Only Germany and France have successfully exported high-speed trains thus far; Japan is now in the race too. China has yet to find one market that does not bust its knowhow.  

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