On 7-8 July 2008, Minister WAN Gang and Party Secretary LI Xueyong headed a delegation from MOST departments for a field visit of the Beijing-Tianjin high-speed railway and the Beijing South Railway Station.
According to Minister WAN, to build the inter-city high-speed railway and set it up and running in such a short time was something the nation should be proud of. This would not have been possible without the devotion of related scientific and technological professionals.
Minister WAN and Secretary LI expressed the willingness of MOST to work with the Ministry of Railways to further develop high-speed trains and railways of China. MOST would pay more attention to support S&T projects to serve major national engineering endeavors.