The post triggered discussion among netizens on China’s high-speed rail system.
“Have to say bullet train is the best surprise I found when I went home. It shorten my trip from the airport to home. I wish U.S. or California rather can have make it available,” a netizen said.
Another netizen said: “When I travelled through China it was in cars with frilly curtains and trains/plains with curtains… 1989. A lot has changed.”
This is not the first time the Ambassador has expressed his appreciation for China’s high-speed rail.
On June 12th, 2022, Burns posted a photograph on Twitter in which he sits by the window of a Fuxing bullet train as it arrived in central China’s Henan, saying “Just crossed the Yellow River in Henan at the rapid clip of 308 km/h on this impressive 复兴号 train. Destination #Wuhan.”
China’s Fuxing trains operate at a speed of 350 km/h on 1,910-kilometer lines, including the Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Tianjin, Beijing-Zhangjiakou, and Chengdu-Chongqing routes.
China is the only country in the world with commercially operated high-speed rail trains that travel at 350 km/h. The network stretches from northeast forests and snowy plains to the Yangtze River Delta in the south, from the northwest Gobi Desert to the eastern coast of the East China Sea, traversing rivers and mountains to reach every corner of the country.
2022-09-01 Ecns.cn Editor：Zhao Li
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