China is now a powerhouse in high speed rolling stock manufacturing and exports, and much of that has happened between 2005-2015. 16 years ago(2004), China abandoned its own development attempt at high speed rail development, deciding instead to rely upon Japanese, German, and French technology.
In 2007, the CRH trains was launched for the first time in China, which is considered a pivotal point in China’s train technology capability .In the same year, the Chinese government started medium and long-term railway network planning. many high-speed railways have been built since then.
By the end of 2018, the high-speed railway network in China exceeded 29,000 km, more than 60% of global high speed rail network.