HEADLINE UK Daily Mail readers jealous of Chinese bullet trains

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UK Daily Mail readers jealous of Chinese bullet trains

By Qiang Wei | People's Daily app

23:30, February 07, 2018

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Screenshots and comments from Daily Mail app

London (People’s Daily) - The UK’s Daily Mail recently put a series of pictures on its website and mobile app that show China’s high-speed trains ready for the Spring Festival travel rush, also known as chunyun.

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The Daily Mail says these“sleek and speedy”bullet trains transport almost 400 million Chinese people home during“the largest annual human migration in the world”from early February.

It also mentions that to cope with the extra demand, an extra 177 high-speed train trips will be available to carry an additional 100,000 passengers each day.

Many British people expressed their astonishment and admiration in the readers’comments section of the article. Some of them got jealous while comparing China’s high-speed trains with the UK rail system.

A reader nicknamed“Kagey3”said,“You can also guess they all run on time!! While in the UK people would be happy with a steam train!!”

“Sanddancer” said, “It puts the UK to shame. It’s efficient, it’s cheap, it’s modern and safe.”

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And some even suggested that the UK should send Christopher Grayling, the secretary of state for transport, to China and learn how it’s done.

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Tradition and homesickness drive Chinese people go back home every Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, which is similar to Westerners’Christmas holiday. During their fast and safe trips, there is certainly something for Chinese people to be proud of.

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