All aboard for China-US bullet train
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)