Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China

Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China

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chief1_name = Liu Zhijun
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The Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China (Chinese: 中华人民共和国铁道部 Hanyu Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gòng hé guó Tiědào Bù) is a member of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Current minister is Liu Zhijun.

The executive agency is responsible for passenger services, regulation of the rail industry, development of the rail network and rail infrastructure, though in light of recent accidents, there have been calls to institute independent supervision of the rail industry.cite web |last=Wu|first=Zhong|title=Blowing the whistle on 'Big Brother'|publisher=Asia Times Online
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The ministry is also in charge of the operations of China Railways which manages the railway bureaus and companies in the provinces.

Railway bureaus and companies

There are 16 railway bureaus and 2 railway group companies under the Ministry of Railways. As of 2008, approximately 2 million people work in the Ministry of Railroads.

* Beijing Railway Bureau
* Chengdu Railway Bureau
* Guangzhou Railway Group Co.,Ltd.
* Harbin Railway Bureau
* Hohhot Railway Bureau
* Jinan Railway Bureau
* Kunming Railway Bureau
* Lanzhou Railway Bureau
* Nanchang Railway Bureau
* Nanning Railway Bureau
* Qinghai-Tibet Railway Group Co., Ltd.
* Shanghai Railway Bureau
* Shenyang Railway Bureau
* Taiyuan Railway Bureau
* Wulumuqi (Ürümqi) Railway Bureau
* Wuhan Railway Bureau
* Xi'an Railway Bureau
* Zhengzhou Railway Bureau

List of Ministers

*Teng Daiyuan (滕代远): 1949—1965
*Lü Zhengcao (吕正操): 1965—1970
*Wan Li (万里): 1975—1976
*Duan Junyi (段君毅): 1976—1978
*Guo Weicheng (郭维城): 1978—1981
*Liu Jianzhang (刘建章): 1981年—1982
*Chen Puru (陈璞如): 1982—1985
*Ding Guangen (丁关根): 1985—1988
*Li Senmao (李森茂): 1988—1992
*Han Zhubin (韩杼滨): 1992—1998
*Fu Zhihuan (傅志寰): 1998—2003
*Liu Zhijun (刘志军): 2003- (incumbent)


External links

* [ Official website] zh icon

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