China has been using technology on a very limited scale for almost two decades. Shanghai has a short Malag line running from one of its airports to the city. Because China does not yet have intercity or interstate maglev lines that can make good use of high speeds, some cities, including Shanghai and Chengdu, have begun research.
It will take only 2.5 hours to travel by train from Beijing to Shanghai at a speed of 600 km per hour. It will cover more than 1000 kilometers (620 miles). By comparison, the journey would take 3 hours by plane and 5.5 hours by high speed train.
Countries from Japan to Germany are also looking to build the Malegav network, although the high cost and inconsistency of existing track infrastructure hinders rapid growth.
There is no doubt that China is developing its technology very fast. But due to the effect of the changing weather equation, how well this train meets safety tests in the event of sudden weather and natural disasters can only be determined in the near future.