Airports, roads, and railway construction will provide a massive employment boost in China over the next decade. Much of contemporary China's transport systems have been built since the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949.
Prior to 1950, there were only of railway lines.
While rail travel remained the most popular form of intercity transport, air travel has also experienced significant growth since the late 1990s.
At the end of 2017, there are some 34 metro systems in operation across China, including some of the largest and busiest subway networks in the world.
The extensive rail network includes the longest and busiest HSR network in the world with of high-speed lines by year end 2019.
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