BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Bullet trains with Chinese intellectual property rights on every component started running between Beijing and Guangzhou on Saturday.
Run by the Beijing Railway Bureau, the 2,200 km journey take less than ten hours.
Development of the train has taken about four years, according to the China Railway Corporation.
The China-standard bullet train made its first passenger trip in August last year between the northeastern cities of Dalian and Shenyang.
China is home to 22,000 kilometers of high-speed railway lines, about 60 percent of the world's total.
High-speed rail is the top transportation choice for Chinese people, with over half of China's railway passenger trips made on bullet trains.