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Amazing China - Mega Projects 2

2017-10-11 17:59:00 (Beijing Time)         Chinadaily.com.cn

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Why is a foggy harbor getting so much attention from the media? That’s because if the harbor is out of order, goods you are going to buy from China will run short of storage for the time being.

为什么一个港口起个雾都能上新闻?那是因为,一旦它出了什么状况,很有可能会导致你的快递不能如期收到。

The Leverkusen Express cargo ship of UK is slowly sailing in the port, ready to unload more than 3,000 containers of cargo worthing multi-million US dollars. Meanwhile, another 3,000 boxes of goods from China are waiting to be shipped to Great Britain. All loadings are expected to be completed within 24 hours.

来自英国的勒沃库森号正在缓缓驶入港口,准备卸下3000多箱、价值数百万美元的货物。与此同时,也有3000多箱来自中国的商品等待着被勒沃库森号运往英国。这一切将在24小时内完成。

This is Shanghai port, the world's busiest and biggest container port as large as 470 soccer fields combined, covering 3.94 square kilometers. It connects China with more than 600 ports in 214 countries and regions. Annually, China exchanges 40 million standard cases - 3.6 billion tons of goods - with countries and regions around the world through this huge-capacity port. Anything could have been transferred from here such as cars, computers, toys, bags, cosmetics and whisky. No wonder congestions at the port receive so much international attention.

这个港口就是排名第一的上海港,3.94平方千米,相当于470个足球场大。它连接着中国和全世界214个其他国家和地区的600多个港口。每年,中国要通过这条“大肚量”港口与世界交换4000万个标准箱——36亿吨的货物。可以说是世界上最繁忙的港口。汽车、电脑、儿童玩具、包包、化妆品、威士忌……你身边所使用的物品,都很有可能在这里中转。难怪堵个船都引得全世界关注。

There are many big ports in China. During the past five years, the Chinese government has made headway in port construction. China boasts 34 ports with annual handling capacity of more than a hundred million tons and 2,317 berths exceeding 10 thousand tons, 1.3 times more than five years ago. Also, Chinese ports have occupied 7 spots in the world's top 10 ports.

像这样的港口中国还有很多,5年来,中国政府不断开展港口建设,如今的中国有着34个亿吨级大港,以及2317个万吨级泊位,是五年前的1.3倍。而世界十大港口中,中国港口就占据了七个。

Meanwhile, China is also leading the way with the scope and sophistication of its rail networks and rolling stock.

另一方面,中国轨道车辆的规模和成熟度,也正在领跑全世界。

For example, a suspended train in Qingdao runs at 70km/h, while in Chongqing, the train is running through blocks of high-rising buildings. It's a phenomenon much covered in the Western media.

比如青岛市的悬挂式单轨列车,时速70km;重庆市的列车可以在林立的楼宇间穿梭。这些都被多家西方媒体所报道。

But the most amazing part is it’s leading worldwide in operations and management. China’s high-speed passenger railway network has extended to 40,000 kilometers, which could circle all around the earth. And the high-speed passenger train shuttling between Beijing and Shanghai is operated on the world's busiest route - with an annual passenger volume of one hundred million and a departure every 3 minutes during the busiest time. Despite challenging operation times, trains in China usually score perfectly for punctuality!

但中国铁路最厉害的还是世界第一的运营和管理能力。中国所有铁路构成的快速客运网已达4万公里以上,足以绕地球的一圈。而穿行于北京和上海的高铁列车,是世界发车最密集的线路,每年客运旅客1亿人次,最短3分钟发车一次。并且,中国的铁路列车,几乎从来不晚点!

The efficiency and safety of the train lines in China have been guaranteed by the world's most advanced train control and operating system. Here is one of the command centers of the Chinese railway network with more than 4,100 trains under surveillance 24h a day. Besides running conditions, bridge tracks, running speeds and even the axle temperatures are all real-time monitored.

保障线路高效安全的,是世界上最先进的列车控制和运营系统。这里中国铁路网的指挥中心之一。4100多趟列车,在这里被24小时实时监控, 除了列车运行状况,桥梁轨道状况、行驶速度甚至每趟列车的车轴温度都被实时监控。

Today, China has expanded its railway business to other countries. CRRC, the world's largest supplier of rail transit equipment, has provided rolling stock for more than one hundred countries and regions. The number continues to rise. Wherever you are in the world, there's a good chance your train rides is a ‘Made in China’ carriage!

如今,中国铁路的成就不止局限于国内。“中车制造”已遍布100多个国家和地区,并且这个数字还在继续上升。不论你在世界的哪个角落,都有可能坐在中国制造的车厢里!

In 1990, China accounted for less than 3% of global manufacturing output. But 20 years later, it had surpassed the U.S. to become the world's largest manufacturing nation.

1990年,中国在全球制造业总产值中的占比还不到3%。20年后,中国却超越了美国成为全球第一制造大国。

Under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Chinese government has given priority to infrastructure development. In 2016 alone, it had invested in 400 projects.

在中国领导人习近平的领导下,如今的中国政府正在大力发展基础建设。仅2016年一年,中国政府就投资了400个项目。

Even U.S. President Donald Trump has noticed the infrastructure gap between the U.S. and China. He wants to invest about a trillion US dollars to develop American infrastructures just to catch up with China.

美国总统特朗普也注意到与中国在基建发展上的差距,他表示要用万亿美元来改造基础设施,令美国的基建设施“无可匹敌”。

As "Infrastructure Magician," China hasn't slowed down its pace. Let's keep looking forward to more impressive infrastructure. So, what will our travel look like in the future?

“基建狂人”中国并没有放慢脚步,让我们一起期待更多“无可匹敌”的基建设施吧!想一想,未来出行会有怎样的改变呢?