China's new high-speed train made its maiden voyage: "Fuxing" between Beijing and Shanghai (RönesansThe two-way high-speed train began operating on Monday, and once again turned attention to China's rapidly developing high-speed train technology. With the intellectual property rights of China, the latest version of the “Chinese Standard” high-speed train stands out not only as a Chinese-made product, but also as a Chinese design product.
According to the regulation of the International Railways Union, for the renewed railway line at least 200 km per hour and for the newly built lines, the transportation between the most 250 km and 300 km is considered as high speed train transportation. China, which has many world records, is a new global player in this sector.
The high-speed train technology was first used in Japan and from there it spread to western countries. The world's first commercially operated high-speed rail was launched in Japan at October 1964. The service, known as the Shinkansen (New Body Line) in the East Asian country, was first launched between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. At the time when Japan established Shinkansen, Europe and the United States saw rail transport as an outdated sector and emphasized the importance of road transport and air transport. However, the success of Shinkansen shocked European countries and began building high-speed train lines, especially to France and Germany.
According to Europe and Japan, China is one of the countries behind the high-speed rail sector, but it is the 1 of the World as an outstanding example that has started late in this technology and showing rapid development. He has the honor of being number one. China is also a country that has succeeded in building the Harbin-Dalian high-speed railroad which passes through the freezing soil of the cold regions of the country. The Harbin-Dalian high-speed railway was built on frozen soils in Northeast China and works smoothly even at temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius.
In the high-speed rail industry, Chinese researchers have achieved to learn and integrate foreign technologies in accordance with the principles of in bringing advanced technology and creating the Chinese brand ı, using new technologies in Chinese products and exceeding the standards of Western countries.
Thanks to the strong capabilities in the field of production and construction, the costs of construction of Chinese high-speed train lines are much lower than the costs of construction of Western companies. According to the BBC's 2014 report, China's high-speed rail line construction cost in kilometers is between 1,7 million and 2,1 million, while in Europe it is between 2,5 million and 3,8 million in US. 5.6 million in the US is around.
Ivan Andrievsky, Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Engineers, said that behind China's high-speed rail technology, China has developed its own technologies based on the technologies it buys and puts forward real innovation instead of mimicry. Andrievsky also stressed that China's main advantages are working speed, pricing policy, quality and technology. Today, China has successfully realized the technological capture in high-speed train field, and has appreciated the whole world as a country that has become an important global player in this sector.