China's high-speed rail revolution
15 July 2014 Last updated at 00:11 BST
China has a larger high-speed rail network than the entire European Union or the United States, according to a new World Bank report.
The train network is set to double by 2020 and is a big part of China's economic strategy - enabling companies to trade directly with Central Asia and Europe.
And China's railway builders are also ready to take their plans global, as Carrie Gracie reports.