Chinese big projects stunning the world

By Zhang Rui
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World's longest desert freeway

Photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows the Jingxin Expressway (G7) in Bayan Nur City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The Jingxin Expressway links Beijing, capital of China, and Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese engineers have completed the world's longest desert freeway. Measuring 930 kilometers in length and costing 37 billion yuan (US$5.5 billion), the freeway extends from Linhe in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to Baigeda on the border of Inner Mongolia and Gansu Province. The four-lane freeway runs through the Gobi Desert and the Badain Jaran Desert. It is part of the 2,582-km Beijing-Xinjiang freeway. By the end of 2016, China had 131,000 km of freeways in operation, more than any other country.

World's longest cross-sea bridge

Photo taken on April 28, 2017 shows part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a great construction project comprising a series of bridges and tunnels crossing the Lingdingyang channel that will connect Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai, three major cities on the Pearl River Delta. It is the world's longest cross-sea bridge along with the world's longest sunken pipe tunnel. China also built other world-class cross-sea bridges such as Jiaxing-Shaoxing Sea Bridge and Qinglan Bridge.

World's fastest supercomputer

China's Sunway TaihuLight [File Photo]

The Sunway TaihuLight is a Chinese supercomputer ranked number one in the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputer, with a stunning Linpack benchmark result of 93 petaflops. It was designed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering & Technology (NRCPC) and is located at the National Supercomputing Center in the city of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

South-to-North water diversion

A section of the canal of the central route of China's South-to-North Water Diversion project in Beijing. [Photo by He Shan/] 

The South-to-North Water Diversion Project is a multi-decade infrastructure mega-project aiming to channel 44.8 billion cubic meters of fresh water annually from the Yangtze River in southern China to the more arid and industrialized north. It is one of the most expensive engineering projects in the world and more than 100 million Chinese people have benefited from it.

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