China Seminar: High Speed Rail in China
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:30pm

Less than a decade ago China had yet to connect any of its cities by bullet train. Today, it has 20,000 km (12,500 miles) of high-speed rail lines, more than the rest of the world combined. It is planning to build another 15,000 km by 2025.

Come and join us for a discussion led by Biyao Zhang on China's high speed rail development. How did it happen? Are there any challenges?

Want to get prepared for the discussion? Read this article before you come: China has built the world’s largest bullet-train network

Speaker: Biyao Zhang is from Suzhou, China (Portland's sister city). She received her master’s degree in M.A TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Portland State University last year. Now she works at Confucius Institute at Portland State University, teaches Chinese, and organizes cultural events. She loves traveling, meeting new people, and learning about other cultures.

Location: Urban Center 220