China will develop high-speed maglev trains capable of 600
kilometers per hour and high-speed passenger trains capable of 400
kilometers per hour, according to a document released by the Ministry of
Transport (MOT) on Thursday.
The move comes as China aims to further develop a strong
transport system, characterized with digital and smart technologies like
AI and 5G, according to the document.
The MOT set a target in the document to expand the use of smart
trains, smart vessels, autonomous vehicles and China's BeiDou system by
In order to reduce emissions of pollutants and conserve energy,
China will deploy solar power generation facilities and ultra-fast
electric vehicle chargers in service centers on highways, develop shore
power equipment in ports, and encourage the use of clean bunker fuels
such as liquefied natural gas, said the document.
Technological innovation will build China's strength in
transportation, said the document. Related information technologies such
as AI, 5G and remote sensing satellites will be further applied, it
To achieve the target, China will diversify investment
channels. In addition to government funding, private capital could also
be involved in related projects, said the document.