2011-01-18

Who will build the US high-speed rail?

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Dear Readers of Reflection,



I have taken efforts to translate the following article about the US high-speed rail into English. This article is pretty long and I have only translated it in part for showing the content of the report in which was carried in a Hong Kong based Chinese weekly magazine 《Asian NewsweekYZZK 亞洲周刊.

Speaking frankly, I have not found any further or similar reports in the western press. I googled under the question “Who will build the US high-speed rail” and found no precise and trustworthy reports to confirm what YZZK has reported.



Does anyone of you know anything about it from the English press and may I ask for your kindly help to send me a link?

《Asian NewsweekYZZK 亞洲周刊二十四卷五十一期 (2010-12-26)

Chinese high-speed rail is running officially toward the U.S. market. December 7, General Electric Company (GE) announced having signed a cooperation agreement with China South Locomotive Co., Ltd. (CSR). Under this agreement a joint venture will be established in the United States. The aim of the joint venture is to promote Chinese high-speed rail development in the U.S. China has already reached the preliminary agreement with the State of California and the General Electric in California to provide technology, equipment, engineering and technical personnel as well as partial funding for construction of high-speed rail.




The two companies GE and CSR will manufacture high-speed train in the United States for the future U.S. high-speed rail system. This operation combines both the strengths of the United States and China that has surprised Japan, South Korea and Australia and has aroused attention from various corners. U.S. GE Group's transportation system has more than a century of history. CSR is the largest manufacturer of rail transportation in China. The joint venture is the very first manufacturer for providing U.S. state of Florida and California with high-speed rail technology.


It is said that the bilateral cooperation will bring fifty million U.S. dollars investment into the joint venture. The joint venture of GE and CSR is focusing on improvement of the US technology in the U.S. high-speed rail project. The assembling all related equipments of the high-speed rail will be carried out in the United States. The president of China South Locomotive, Mr. Xiaogang Zhao said: “China South Locomotive has extensive experiences in developing and applying high-/medium-speed EMU as well as in the field of urban rail transportation equipment. And GE has advanced manufacturing and management capabilities of supply chain in the region of Pan American. Moreover, GE has a thorough understanding of the U.S. railway market. The cooperation of the two sides will establish a technology leader of the rail transportation equipment in the U.S.

十二月七日,美國通用電氣公司宣布與中國南車股份有限公司簽訂合作協定,在美建立合資公司,在美國本土市場推廣中國高鐵發展。中國已與加州政府和通用電器初步達成協議,為加州高鐵建設提供技術、設備、工程技術人員和部分資金。



中國高鐵正式奔向美國市場。十二月七日,美國通用電氣(GE)公司在北京宣布,與中國南車股份有限公司簽訂合作框架協定,在美國建立合資公司,推廣中國高鐵及其他軌道交通技術在美國市場的發展,兩國企業將在美國本土製造高速列車,並用於未來美國高鐵。被稱為強強聯手的中美這一運作,令日本、韓國、澳大利亞頗感意外,成為吸引各路關注的目標。美國GE旗下的運輸系統集團超過百年歷史,南車公司是中國最大軌道交通製造商。這一合資公司是首家為美國佛羅里達州和加利福尼亞州兩個高鐵項目提供高鐵技術的製造商。


據悉,雙方的合作將帶來五千萬美元的合資公司投資。GE和南車的合資企業,重在提高美國本土技術和設備在美高鐵項目建設中的比重,所有高鐵相關設備總裝都在美完成。中國南車股份有限公司董事長趙小剛說,中國南車公司在高速、中速動車組以及城市軌道交通裝備領域,有豐富的開發和運用經驗,而GE在泛美地區有先進的製造和供應鏈管理能力,更有對美國鐵路市場的透徹了解,雙方的合作將在美國建立一家技術領先的軌道交通裝備企業。此次框架協定的簽訂,是繼GE與中國鐵道部在零九年十一月簽署戰略合作諒解備忘錄後,中美雙方企業為支持美國客運高鐵發展邁出的重要一步。

Many thanks for your help and your attention.