China Daily has reported that China is planning to build a high-speed rail from China to the United States.
The proposed journey begins in China’s northeast and spans across Siberia to reach Bering Strait. It then crosses the Pacific Ocean by an undersea tunnel before reaching Alaska, then Canada, before finally arriving at its destination in the US.
Not convinced? The technology to build an undersea tunnel that stretches across 200km, required to cross Bering Strait, already exists due to the proposed project to build a high-speed rail between Fujian and Taiwan.
Running at an average speed of 350km per hour, passengers will apparently be able to complete the journey in under two days.
Details are yet to be finalised but the project is yet another in a string of ambitious plans for high-speed rail. China to Singapore via Laos, China to Singapore via Kunming, China to India, China to England, you name it and there’s a plan to get there by high-speed rail.
These plans have not been welcomed by all, with rare protests staged in Beijing in 2012 resisting the construction of high-speed rail projects.
All in all, if there was any country to achieve such a feat, it would probably be China, with its command of such a tireless labour force.
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By Mandy Liang