World's Longest hi-speed train : China has to build.
China has signed a deal with Russia to build the world's
longest high-speed railway connecting Beijing with Moscow in just 48 hours.
This is one of the infrastructure projects worth $1.1 trillion, which have been
lined up for Chinese construction companies.
This is part of a grandiose plan to connect China with the
United States and Canada by rail.
The plan involves lying tract running from
north-east China to Siberia, then passing through a tunnel underneath the
Pacific Ocean, cutting through Alaska and Canada to reach the continental US,
according to a research paper by Wang Mengshu, an expert at the Chinese Academy
The Beijing-Moscow line may have implications for India because
it is one of the projects planned under the "Silk Road Economic
India has been less than enthusiastic about joining this program
despite attempts by president Xi Jinping to persuade Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on this score.
The 7,000-km long track connecting the Chinese and Russian
capitals is expected to cost over $300 billion.
China recently signed a 30-year oil purchase deal to help
Russian president Vladimir Putin tackle the ongoing financial crisis.
has now returned the gesture giving the contract to Chinese railway companies.