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China unveils 600 kph superfast maglev train

CRRC's new model to cut Beijing-Shanghai trip to 3.5 hours

CRRC's maglev train can make the trip from Beijing to Shanghai in three and a half hours, estimates show, roughly two hours faster than a conventional bullet train. (Photo from CRRC)

DALIAN, China -- China unveiled on Tuesday a homegrown magnetic levitation train capable of reaching 600 kph, the fastest train ever built by the country.

"Chinese high-speed maglev trains can become a viable industry," Sun Yongcai, chairman of CRRC, the state-owned developer of the train, said in a statement.

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