(ECNS) -- Erik Solheim, former UN Environment Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, spoke highly of China's high speed railway on Twitter during his trip from Beijing to Zibo city, which went viral for BBQ recently.
“How wonderful to travel high-speed rail in China! Comfort and speed. On my way to the trendy city of Zibo today,” he wrote on Tuesday.
"Traveling at high speed of 348 kilometers per hour without any bumps, how amazing! There is no better way of transportation than China's high-speed rail," Solheim added at his Wechat public account on Wednesday.
He also introduced that a few days ago, he traveled from Chengdu to Beijing, covering a distance of 2,200 kilometers in only 7 hours, with only three intermediate stops.
“France's high-speed trains and Japan's Shinkansen trains are impressive, but they still cannot compare with the comfort and speed of China's high-speed railway system,” he said, adding that other countries in the world should learn from China, where people prefer to travel by high-speed rail for journeys within a thousand kilometers.