China set to build new 'supersonic' train

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China plans to develop next-generation vehicles similar to Elon Musk's Hyperloop.

Reuters reports that Chinese automaker Geely has signed a deal with the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. to build a network of ultra-fast trains.

The proposed system will use magnetic levitation to allow the trains to float inches above the rail tracks, which eliminates ground friction and increases speed. Like the Hyperloop, the trains will be propelled through vacuum tubes to reduce air resistance.

Though not technically supersonic, the trains will travel faster than conventional ones at speeds of up to 1,000 kph, with an aim to reach 4,000 kph in the future.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Geely, CASIC sign agreement to develop ultra-fast train
2. Depiction of magnetic levitation technology
3. Depiction of trains propelled through vacuum tube
4. Depiction of initial and future train speed

VOICEOVER (in English):

"Chinese automaker Geely has signed a deal with state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation to build a network of ultra-fast trains."

"The proposed system will use magnetic levitation to allow the trains to float inches above the rail tracks.

"This eliminates ground friction and increases speed."

"Like the Hyperloop, the trains will be propelled through vacuum tubes to reduce air resistance."

"Though not technically supersonic, the trains will travel faster than conventional ones.

"This will initially be at speeds of up to 1,000 kph, with an aim to reach 4,000 kph in the future."

SOURCES:
Reuters, Telegraph, Bloomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zj-geely-hldg-casic-trains/geely-china-aerospace-firm-agree-to-work-on-supersonic-trains-idUSKCN1NB0XV
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/11/06/chinese-car-billionaire-signs-deal-build-supersonic-trains/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-06/chinese-car-billionaire-li-sets-sights-on-supersonic-trains