The world's first commercial Maglev line opened in 2004 and is located in Shanghai, China. The line connects Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road in Eastern Shanghai. Subsequent lines were built in Japan and Sou... More »

The maglev (magnetic levitation) train was invented by Americans James R. Powell and Gordon T. Danby. Hermann Kemper, Robert Goddard and Emile Bachelet are also credited with important research and development that lead ... More »

Maglev trains can reach speeds of up to 361 mph. This was the fastest speed reached by the MLX01, which was measured on December 2, 2003. Executed on the Yamanashi maglev test line in Japan, the test run was administered... More »

China, known officially as the People's Republic of China, is the fourth-largest country in the world with a land area of over 3.7 million square miles. The capital city of China is Beijing, however, its most populated c... More »

China is the third largest country in the world and home to several bodies of water, including the Yangtze River and the China Sea These water sources provide transportation, hydropower, and irrigation for the country More »

China is home to more people than any other country in the world, with a population of 1.3 billion or about 20 percent of the world's population. China is also home to giant pandas, long-eared jerboas, white dolphins, As... More »

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China's great land mass harbors 10 percent of the world's species of animals, with over 100 wild animals that aren't found anywhere else. The white giant panda is one of these unique animals, as is the South China tiger.... More »