China has started its 2,298-kilometre high-speed train line, the longest in the world, as it boosts investment in rail networks, intensifying competition for airlines.
The first train on the Beijing-Guangzhou line left Beijing West Station at 9 a.m. as scheduled, according to state broadcaster China Central Television.
The trains will initially run at a speed of 300 kilometres per hour, reducing the travel time to as few as eight hours from the previous 21 hours,...
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