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China claims its rail tech superior to Japan’s

A spokesman for the Chinese Railways Ministry says the nation’s high-speed rail technologies are far superior to those used by Japan’s bullet trains.

The remarks Thursday by Wang Yongping in an interview with the Xinhua news agency came after Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. threatened to take action if China files for patents on high-speed trains that use Japanese technology in violation of contracts signed between Japan and China.

The technologies for which patent applications have reportedly been filed in at least five countries and regions are used in China’s high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai, which was inaugurated on June 30.

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Vietnam’s Cabinet Approves Plan to Build a $55.9 Billion High-Speed Rail using Japanese Bullet-Train Tech

A win for Japanese technology abroad and for a greener way of travel and mass transit for Vietnam.

According to Bloomberg News:

Vietnam’s Cabinet has approved plans for a $55.9 billion high-speed rail project that would use Japan’s bullet-train technology, Nikkei English News reported, without saying how it obtained the information.

The rail line would connect the northern and southern parts of Vietnam. Construction is to start in 2012 and trains would run on part of the line in 2020, Nikkei said.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Mitsubishi Corp., Sumitomo Corp., and other Japanese companies have been urging Vietnam to adopt their technology, the report said.