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06.12.2012 11:27

Stalled by Scandal, Rail Reform Back on Track

Private investors may soon hop aboard more Ministry of Railways projects, but only if new reforms go deep
staff reporters Yu Ning, Gu Yongqiang and Wang Chen
 
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(Beijing) – The Communist Party recently expelled former railways chief Liu Zhijun for disciplinary violations and handed the case to judicial authorities for a criminal trial.

The progress for Liu's prosecutors parallels efforts to speed up financial and operation reforms at the Ministry of Railways, which runs the nation's network of passenger and freight lines, track construction companies and train manufacturing.

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