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China aerospace firm agrees to work on supersonic trains

BEIJING: Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said on Tuesday it signed an agreement with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) to jointly develop “supersonic” trains in the country. The strategic framework agreement aims to combine two technologies – magnetic levitation to eliminate ground friction, and vacuum tubes to reduce air resistance – to achieve a “hypersonic” mode of transportation, Geely said in a statement. China runs the world’s longest high-speed rail line and is looking to build its…