China is doing the final testing on its high speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai. The project cost more than $220bn, the sacking of the railways minister and four years of work to happen.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports aboard the train.
This photo taken on June 27, 2011 shows a high-speed train preparing to leave the railway station in Beijing for a trial run to Shanghai. A top railway official tried on June 27 to ease safety concerns over the key high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai, just three days ahead of the line’s much-anticipated official launch