By Alexander Ayertey Odonkor | chinadaily.com.cn
Source: http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/20230 ... d15d1.html Accessed 2023-05-06In the latter part of April 2023, a scientific research team in China successfully completed the country's first full-size superconducting test run for an ultra-high-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train. Combining maglev technology with low vacuum technology, the train, which will become the fastest means of on-ground transport once completed, will be capable of running up to 1,000 kilometers per hour. Home to by far the world's largest high-speed railroads network – with 155,000 km of railways in operation, including 42,000 km of high-speed lines as of the end of 2022, the addition of ultra-high speed magnetic trains to China's rail network, will further truncate travel time for people and cargo – improve economic efficiency and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions – promoting the harmonious coexistence of people and nature, the bedrock of Chinese modernization.
In the country's pursuit of modernization, thus, Chinese modernization, a unique development pathway for more than 1.4 billion people – prioritizing common prosperity for all and promoting peaceful coexistence of mankind and the natural environment, China has increasingly leveraged cutting-edge technologies, including high-speed railroads and the internet of things to drive development – these tools were central to concerted efforts dedicated to achieve the first centenary goal – they ensured that the country's development improved the lives of its people.