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China's high-speed trains have been named "Fuxing," or rejuvenation, in accordance with Chinese President Xi Jinping's slogan of the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation." (Nikkei montage/Getty Images)
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KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- You don't need a crystal ball to predict whether Chinese President Xi Jinping is planning to stay in office beyond 2022. Just take a ride on a Chinese high-speed train.

China boasts a huge high-speed rail network covering more than 29,000 kilometers and accounting for two-thirds of the world's entire high-speed rail lines.

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