(100 great changes) China's road network drives modernization

2022-12-12 Editor : Ji Xiang ECNS App Download

The National Highway 318, with a total length of 5,476 kilometers, runs along the magical line of 30 degrees north latitude. From the mouth of the Yangtze River at sea level to Mount Qomolangma, the top of the earth, it is an important channel connecting the east, middle and west of China.

The Qinghai-Tibet Highway is 1,937 kilometers long. Its completion has greatly promoted the development of Tibet's economy and people's well-being.

As the longest desert expressway in the world, the Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway from Beijing to Urumqi has become an important traffic artery in China's western development.

The 55-kilometer-long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the world's longest cross-sea bridge, is connected to China's expressway network and directly links Hong Kong, Macao and the mainland.

China's highways take expressways as the framework, trunk lines as the artery and rural roads as the basis. By the end of 2021, the total length of highways in China had reached 5.28 million kilometers, including over 169 thousand kilometers of expressways, making it the largest expressway network in the world.

Over the past decade, China's highway network has become increasingly denser. The network of expressways, with national-level expressways as the main body, connects about 88 percent of the counties and about 95 percent of the population. The Connect Every Village project was further advanced, with a net increase of more than 900 thousand kilometers in the total mileage of rural roads, helping to win the battle against poverty and the implementation of the rural revitalization strategy.

The extending road network brings prosperity to all industries. China's developed road network has injected continuous momentum into the country's rapid development and Chinese path to modernization.

General Producers: Yu Lan Hu Fang Producer: Wu Qingcai Executive Producer: Zeng Nai General Directors: Chen Xingang Wang Kai Chief Editors: Cao Hangyu Ma Xueling General Coordinators Zhao Anyuan Ren Shuai Zhu Na Translator: Zhang Long Screenwriter: Chang Nengjia English Reviewers: Qi Yiling Jiang Lu Voice Actor: Zhang Long Publicity Directors: Wang Shanshan Fang Min Zhou Jing


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