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Big Talks:Observations of 40 Years of China's Transport Development

Weng Mengyong: Dredging the Deepwater Channel at the Yangtze River Est ...

“At that time, different opinions on the governance of the Yangtze River Estuary were held by academics, but they finally reached agreement in scientific and technological project under the 'Eighth Fi ...

Zhou Haitao: Planning the National Backbone Highways

“We were worried that inaccurate judgments and conclusions could lead to incorrect planning for such a plan spanning three decades, which would be a major crime for the development of highway traffic ...

Feng Maorun: Building Great Bridges

China's bridges have been built with scale and speed unprecedented in the past 20 years, with an average of 20,000 new bridges being finished each year. This figure excludes the 5,000 bridges on the n ...

Huang Zhendong: Port interconnectivity to bring prosperity

Huang, who had worked in the port industry for 22 years, regarded the project as a sign of the ongoing modernization of ports unseen before in this country, and also an important embodiment of China’s ...

Jiang Qian: 40 years of water transport

Jiang Qian, former chief engineer of the Ministry of Transport, attributed the rapid growth in shipping to successful planning and innovation to support national development strategy and follow the in ...

Yang Shengfu: learning from World Bank to build China’s road network

“We’ve achieved all our goals: the construction was in high quality; engineers have learned advanced technologies through working with the World Bank, and a scientific management model has been built ...

Graham Smith: High-speed passenger ideal for middle-income countries

Graham Smith is a transport economist. During his three decades in the World Bank he has worked in all regions as well as the center, ending as transport sector coordinator in China.