Remember that proposed maglev train – the one from Shanghai to Hangzhou – that we thought was scrapped after protests and then brought back up again last year? Apparently it won approval at the National People’s Congress this weekend. The 199.4 km-long line is said to cost an estimated 22 billion RMB ($3.22 billion) – a surprising 13 billion RMB less than what a shorter line was proposed to cost in 2006. Huh. The train will allegedly go at speeds of 430km/h, essentially turning Hangzhou into a Shanghai suburb.