9 China's transportation development turns country into strong power
China's total train mileage in operation hit 146,000 kilometers by the end of 2020, and highways registered 5.20 million kilometers, expanding by seven and 64 times respectively compared to the early period of New China.
From 2016 to 2020, the nation continued to expand the network, with the length of high-speed lines nearly doubling to 37,900 km and bullet trains handling 9 billion passenger trips.
Road networks have been further improved, with wider coverage around the country. The country's expressway mileage took the first spot globally, with 161,000 km in operation by the end of last year.
As waterway transportation grows more mature, there were 22,142 production berths at ports in China by the end of 2020, among which 2,592 were over the 10,000-ton class, accounting for 11.7 percent of the total and ranking first in the world.