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Now leaving the station in China: Luziyao Pickled Fish Express?

Published on Jul 16, 2014 6:10 PM
 
A CRH380BL high-speed bullet train runs towards Beijing South Railway Station on July 25, 2011. China has started selling naming rights for its bullet trains to commercial sponsors, state media reported Wednesday, July 16, 2014, as it increasingly commercialises its state-controlled railway sector. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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