Archive for February, 2011
With the abrupt dismissal of the minister of railways earlier this month, the State Council has undertaken a review of plans to rapidly expand China’s high-speed rail capacity.
Projects that have already started construction won’t be affected, but the rest might be delayed, said Zhu Junfeng, deputy research fellow at the transportation institute of the National Development and Reform Committee.
Rapid construction has raised worries among many safety experts…He said tight delivery deadlines were sometimes met with lower quality control measures.
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You can read more about the Liu Zhijun corruption case in Kickbacks Knock Railway Minister off Pedestal and Web of Graft Surrounding Railway Minister Uncovered.