外文标题：China to build longest hi-speed train
BEIJING: China has signed a deal with Russia to build the world's longest high-speed railway connecting Beijing with Moscow in just 48 hours. This is one of the infrastructure projects worth $1.1 trillion, which have been lined up for Chinese construction companies.
This is part of a grandiose plan to connect China with the United States and Canada by rail. The plan involves lying tract running from north-east China to Siberia, then passing through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean, cutting through Alaska and Canada to reach the continental US, according to a research paper by Wang Mengshu, an expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The Beijing-Moscow line may have implications for India because it is one of the projects planned under the "Silk Road Economic belt". India has been less than enthusiastic about joining this program despite attempts by president Xi Jinping to persuade Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this score.
The 7,000-km long track connecting the Chinese and Russian capitals is expected to cost over $300 billion.
China recently signed a 30-year oil purchase deal to help Russian president Vladimir Putin tackle the ongoing financial crisis. Moscow has now returned the gesture giving the contract to Chinese railway companies, sources said.
If it's done, it would be one very impressive engineering achievement. I wonder if India's reluctance to join in comes from political pressures or economic ones.
india can't digest China's superiority + indian lack technical skills. suspect Japan might end up building trains and tracks for India. book worm theory cramming indians have poor practical mind bent. study system to blame
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Have read about the US - Russia roadway before.. Good to see it is kicking off!
this was beyond my dream. Bravo China for your plan connecting to Canada. Let us dream to connect Nepal, India, Pakistan ,Iran also
Wow, now that is achievement if it goes through, but I doubt it given US and India suspicion on such a venture not withstanding the service to mankind that ensues therefrom.
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The PLA "invade Russia" train.
Vikram Mishra (Lucknow, India)
HOMIE Simpson (MUMBAI) replies to Vikram Mishra
Wow! You determined that China had great determination!