All hail the Beijing-Shanghai railway! The bullet train runnin’ monstrosity, which will cut the commute between China’s two biggest cities down from 10 hours to four, is on the track for completion in 2011 and for operation by 2012. Already, its projected to be one of the busiest and most profitable railways in China… nay, the world! As proof, an official said that a similar high-speed line, the Beijing to Tianjin route, sells out over 70% of its tickets and will recover the cost of building in about 16 years. Besides being able to rub its profitability in Amtrack’s face, we couldn’t give a hoot about the finances. We’re just excited that we’ll be able to take by-train day trips to Beijing in the near future.