China
Frank Chen, Sydney
May 2014
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Banda

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion and has a total landmass of approximately 9.6 million square kilometers. Capital: Beijing. Currency: Yuan (CNY). Official language: Standard Chinese.

Our traveller was on the train ride on the Shenzhen-Xiamen High Speed Railway, part of the Southeast Coast High Speed rail network. This particular section opened in Dec 2013 and travels the 500km distance in less than 4hrs with a max, speed up to 200km/h. Without the high speed rail, a train trip from Shenzhen (Guangdong Province) to Xiamen (Fujian Province) would take up to 11hrs.

Our watch was on a short trip to China, but we will be back.





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