PM catches high-speed train in China

Published on April 19, 2012 by TFP   ·   No Comments

BANGKOK, 19 April 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra traveled by high-speed train from Beijing to Tianjin on Thursday and visited the city’s museum of urban planning before leaving China for Japan.

In Tianjin, the Secretary-General of the Communist Party and the Tianjin Mayor paid a courtesy call on PM Yingluck at 3 pm, local time, after she reached the city. Afterwards, the premier and her entourage went to the Tianjin Urban Planning Museum and traveled back to Beijing by high-speed train.

The Beijing-Tianjin high-speed train, which operates at a maximum speed of 330 kilometers an hour, officially began its service in August 1997. It is the fastest business train in the world, shortening the travel time between Beijing and Tianjin from 70 to 30 minutes. At present, there are 57 trips a day.

At 7 pm, the Thai PM and her entourage are scheduled to depart from Beijing International Airport to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, to attend the 4th Mekong-Japan Summit. They are expected to arrive in Tokyo today at 11.10 pm, local time.

(NNT : Narumon Ngamsaithong)


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