Now leaving the station in China: Luziyao Pickled Fish Express?
Published on Jul 16, 2014 6:10 PM
SHANGHAI (AFP) - China has started selling naming rights for its bullet trains to commercial sponsors, state media reported Wednesday, as it increasingly commercialises its state-controlled railway sector.
Passengers on a train in southern China recently found it had been named for "China Unicom", one of the country's three telecom service providers, the Shanghai-based Oriental Morning Post said.
The Bank of China, one of the country's "Big Four" banks, and a food company, Luziyao - whose products include nuts and pickled fish - had also named trains after themselves, the newspaper said.
A city outside Beijing extolled its natural beauty by naming a train "Grand Rivers and Mountains Zhangjiakou", it said.
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