In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 photo, worker labors at the Hangzhou-Changsha High-Speed Railway under construction in Shaoxing county in east China's Zhejiang province. The Ministry of Railways operates... more 
In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 photo, worker labors at the Hangzhou-Changsha High-Speed Railway under construction in Shaoxing county in east China's Zhejiang province. The Ministry of Railways operates ultramodern bullet trains but its singular focus on rail at a time of booming car ownership and air travel makes it a relic from an era when 100 ministries ran China's planned economy. Modernizing the rail ministry — a Soviet-style behemoth with 2.1 million employees, its own courts and police and 1.7 billion passengers last year — by making it part of a transportation "super ministry" would be a likely priority. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT less 
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