China’s homegrown bullet trains will be used in a 142-km high-speed railway project in Indonesia, the latest move by the Chinese government to export its state-of-the-art rail technology, Caixin reports. Sheng Guangzu, general manager of China Railway Corp. (CRC), the country’s railway operator, said on Sept. 3 that China-made bullet trains will run on a high-speed rail line connecting Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, and the country’s third-largest city, Bandung. China’s efforts to push its high-speed technology have suffered a string of setbacks in recent years. Several overseas bids by Chinese rail companies in countries, including the US and Mexico, have been scrapped, mainly due to red tape. The Jakarta-Bandung link has also seen several proposal changes before it was finally awarded to a Chinese consortium led by CRC.
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