All aboard for China-US bul­let train

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China is con­sid­er­ing build­ing a high-speed rail­way across Siberia and the Ber­ing Strait to the United States, ac­cord­ing to a Chi­nese rail­way ex­pert.

People would take a train from China to Alaska, through Canada and then to other US states, ac­cord­ing Wang Meng­shu, a rail­way ex­pert and aca­demi­cian of the Chi­nese Academy of En­gi­neer­ing, the Bei­jing Times re­ported.

“Right now we’re al­ready in dis­cus­sions. Rus­sia has al­ready been think­ing about this for many years,” Wang said.

The pro­posed jour­ney would start in China’s north­east re­gion and cross the Bear­ing Strait by un­der­sea tun­nel to reach Alaska. That would re­quire ap­prox­i­mately a 125-mile-long tun­nel, the tech­nol­ogy for which is al­ready in place and will also be used for a high-speed rail­way tun­nel from the south­east prov­ince of Fu­jian to Tai­wan. The project will be funded and con­structed by China. De­tails of the project are yet to be fi­nal­ized, the paper said. (Photo 2)

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