原文标题：China successfully conducts test run of high-speed train
BEIJING: China has successfully conducted a test run of the world's longest high-speed railway between Beijing and Guangzhou, ahead of the launch of the 2,298-km-long line on December 26.
Running at an average speed of 300 km per hour, it only took two-and-a-half hours for the train yesterday to cover the 693 km distance from Beijing to Zhengzhou, the northern section of the whole route that links the country's capital and the southern economic hub.
Zhou Li, director general of science and technology with the ministry of railways, also aboard the train, told reporters that he was confident in the country's railway technologies.
"We will keep tracking the condition of equipment in real time and report potential risks immediately," Zhou said.
The railway authorities have taken a string of targeted measures to guarantee a safe trip, such as intensifying the maintenance of fixed equipment and mobile devices on board and improving the control system to address possible problems under extreme weather, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted him as saying.
The measures government expect dispel safety concerns raised after a bullet train crash last year near the southern city of Wenzhou that left 40 people dead.
According to an earlier announcement of the ministry of railway, the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway will open on December 26 and is expected to cut the travel time to about 8 hours from the current 20-odd hours by traditional lines.
This is the longest high-speed network after China launched the Beijing-Shanghai bullet train last year which brought down travel time to around five hours covering over 1,300 km distance between two of China's largest cities.
The new train, which will have a maximum speed of 350 km per hour, covers Beijing with China's most industrialized province Guangdong which houses top developed cities like Guangzhou close to Hong Kong and Maccau.
More than 2,000 tickets have been sold for the Guangzhou- Beijing high-speed journey for December 26 journey.
However, some passengers are still hesitant to take the new rail for relatively higher fares that can nearly rival their flying counterparts.
A second-class coach fare from Beijing to Guangzhou is 865 yuan ($138) and the cheapest air ticket for December 26 costs only 25 yuan more, 493 yuan ($80) lower than first-class coach tickets.
Zhao Chunlei, a senior official in charge of transportation of the railway ministry, said tickets are priced to meet the demands of different people, and fares will fluctuate under market forces.
China trains owned by Chinese government run at 300km/h while in India max average speed is 60km/h
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Sachin Upadhyay (Noida) replies to Mediocre
And that too reduced to half in winters ...
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Charan Phayade (Goa, India) replies to Sachin Upadhyay
and Even the so called Super fast Trains in India have to Wait for 'Crossing' fot half an hour when a Rajdhaani crosses...!
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While China is marching on, India is stuck in 'makad jaal' of corrupt politicians belonging to all parties.
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Syed Abdulmuqtadir (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
When will we do the same, come on Indian scientists, duniya bullet ki speed se bhaagi jaa rahi hai. When Indian can have a hyper speed train (local made) to run between Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Guwahati and elsewhere connecting the national capital with other cities?
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Commendable ............. great technological might ............. India must get rid of two-a-penny creativity and embrace china as a role model for development .
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Speed train? That's all Chinese commie propaganda! Don't believe people with no democracy can overtake India, the biggest democracy in the world. The Chinese are still struggling Opium War era technology and try to copy Made in India.
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2012doomsday (Vancouver, British Colum) replies to Raj
your post is a joke :D wasn't there a article earlier that said India was looking to China for HSR technology.
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让人笑话啦 :D ，早先不是有一篇文章称印度正寻求中国高铁技术。
Idiots (Banyaland) replies to Raj 8 hrs ago
No Chinese won't copy from the rapists
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rahulpsharma (Navi Mumbai) replies to Raj
I love to read such comments laced with wanton pride and futile patriotism....!! Good for a change...!! Grow up kid...!! What class do you study in...??
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We should see how fast our neighbor is developing and draw some inspiration for our infrastructure developments
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Dinesh Prabhakar (delhi)
India gets lot of Made in China stuff, and know the quality, imagine such trains are made in China!
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Jacer (Chennai) replies to Dinesh Prabhakar
I have been in those high speed trains and i found the indian railways should be compared to the garbage !! Its awesome, very neat, High speeds with no vibrations ... simply superb !!
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Saurabh Das (New Delhi)
Hope India also develops such technology ...
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rahulpsharma (Navi Mumbai) replies to Saurabh Das
Yes, we will... Hum honge kaam yaab ek din...!! Only that din is just a little bit in future: Not much may be 10,000 years...!!
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2012doomsday (Vancouver, British Colum) replies to rahulpsharma
i'm afraid of being raped on a high speed train in India.
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there is no competetion with china, at all.... 8 hours for 2298kms.... and the current time is 20 hrs for 2298kms.... i wonder what are rail officials or rail minister wants to say in this regard??? currently the fastest trains in india runs at max 150km/hr very rarely.... miles to go before we can think of comparing with the chinese!!!
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Navneet Punj (Pune)
There are Chinese in China and that's the reason why that country is moving ahead in all dimensions and is now a super power that even US and other developed countries fear. Unfortunately for us we do not have Indians in India - Thanks to our politicians - that's the reason this country is going from bad to worse. Our's must be probably, the only country in the world, where people are fighting and dying to be declared backward, so what more can you expect.
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The passengers of this rocket train better remember...Momentum = mass × velocity!
Surprise (Orlando) replies to VIKASH
Wow ! You know a little of Physics.
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Varun Hegde (Bangalore)
China is a formidable force that attained self reliance and ahead of us in growth and GDP. When we still cannot assure on our signal system, they are on format of bullet trains. In productivity and infrastructure, we are no match to China. Kudos to them despite being a communist country, they have made it
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Victor Martel (Kalapet)
China rules the world as far as Railways go. India should sign agreements with China to modernise the railways and bring such new technologies to India. My congratulations to China.
Dr. Bhabhani Nagchoudhury (Patna)
Not impressive. Critical analysis reveals most of this stuff is imported from France and Germany. It is not indigenous that is certain. While China remains an extremely backward country and people are starving the Communist Party for propaganda purposes buys such stuff from abroad.
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vi (Delhi) replies to Dr. Bhabhani Nagchoudhury
China backward ? ? ? wake up man . . . live in the real world
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2012doomsday (Vancouver, British Colum) replies to Dr. Bhabhani
then why India ask China for HSR technology
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Stone (Austin) replies to Dr. Bhabhani Nagchoudhury 6 hrs ago
Are you on drug or something? Wake up! Put you head into sand is not a solution.
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Congratulations to China,first for starting the world's first high speed rail(Harbin-Dalian rail) that can work in temperatures as low as -40 degree celsius and second for the worlds longest high speed rail(HSR) route. For people's knowledge China holds record for having all top three spot for longest bridge in world with longest (Danyang-Kushan bridge on Beijing-Shanghai HSR route) having length of 164.8 km. In India even if money is provided for such project we can't build elevated route for HSR leave the whole system and quality for train to run at such high speed in smooth way. We have been planning for such train since at least decade but not one kilometer of work has started and cost of making such things are increasing day by day.
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several days ago, a medical student was gang-raped by a group of man inside the moving bus and thrown off the vehicle in dehli, she survived, however, if she were gang-raped in a bullet train, then thrown off the train, she would die, so hsr not suitable to india.