20 September 2019

China to speed up transport construction, Xinhua says

China will accelerate construction of transport infrastructure to speed up urbanization, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, citing a national plan. By 2020, cities with more than 200,000 residents will be served by regular railways while those with more than 500,000 people will have high-speed rail. Expressways will link cities with more than 200,000 residents. Also, the government is aiming to expand the civil aviation network to about 90 percent of the  population, the report said.

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