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    China Transportation 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/china/china_transportation.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railways
      total: 64,900 km (including 5,400 km of provincial "local" rails)
      standard gauge: 61,300 km 1.435-m gauge (10,400 km electrified; 18,540 km double track)
      narrow gauge: 3,600 km 0.750-m gauge local industrial lines (1998 est.)

      Highways
      total: 1.18 million km
      paved: 241,300 km
      unpaved: 938,700 km (1998 est.)

      Waterways 138,600 km; about 110,600 km navigable

      Pipelines crude oil 9,070 km; petroleum products 560 km; natural gas 9,383 km (1998)

      Ports and harbors Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Haikou, Huangpu, Lianyungang, Nanjing, Nantong, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Shantou, Tianjin, Xiamen, Xingang, Yantai, Zhanjiang

      Merchant marine
      total: 1,708 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 16,139,185 GRT/24,154,260 DWT
      ships by type: barge carrier 2, bulk 313, cargo 858, chemical tanker 15, combination bulk 10, container 118, liquefied gas tanker 13, multifunction large-load carrier 5, oil tanker 231, passenger 6, passenger-cargo 45, refrigerated cargo 25, roll-on/roll-off cargo 24, short-sea passenger 43
      note: China owns an additional 307 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 11,648,133 DWT operating under the registries of Cyprus, Hong Kong, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Panama, Singapore, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Vanuatu (1997 est.)

      Airports 206 (1996 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways
      total: 192
      over 3,047 m: 18
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 65
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 90
      914 to 1,523 m: 13
      under 914 m: 6 (1996 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways
      total: 14
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 8
      914 to 1,523 m: 5
      under 914 m: 1 (1996 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Transportation 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Transportation 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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