Ministry of Railways (China)

Ministry of Railways (China)
Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China
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Logo of Ministry of Railways of the People's Republic of China
Agency overview
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive Sheng Guangzu, Minister of Railways
Parent agency State Council

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 Gònghéguó Tiědào Bù) is a member of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. The current minister is Sheng Guangzu.[1]

The ministry is responsible for passenger services, regulation of the rail industry, development of the rail network and rail infrastructure in mainland China, though in light of recent accidents, there have been calls to institute independent supervision of the rail industry.[2]

The ministry is also in charge of the operations of China Railways which manages the railway bureaus and companies in mainland China.



The Ministry of Railways' predecessor was the Qing and Republican Ministry of Posts and Communications.

Rail bonds

MOR, which acts as a corporation in the debt market, having sold 60 billion yuan of bonds in 2007.

For the year 2009, MOR plans to sell at least 100 billion yuan ($14.6 billion) worth of construction bonds to finance a large expansion of the country's rail network.

Railway bureaus and companies

The Wuhan Railway Bureau headquarters

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.[2]

Bureau or Agency Railway Network in Provinces
Beijing Railway Bureau Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Taiyuan
Chengdu Railway Bureau Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanchong, Guiyang, Lupanshui
Guangzhou Railway Group Co.,Ltd. Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Meizhou, Hunan, Changsha
Harbin Railway Bureau Inner Mongolia, Xiang'an
Hohhot Railway Bureau Inner Mongolia
Jinan Railway Bureau Shandong
Kunming Railway Bureau Chengdu, Sichuan, Guizhou, Vietnam
Lanzhou Railway Bureau Gansu, Ningxia
Nanchang Railway Bureau Jiangxi, Hubei, Henan, Anhui, Fujian,
Nanning Railway Bureau Nanning, Liuzhou, eastern Guangdong
Qinghai-Tibet Railway Group Co., Ltd. Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan
Shanghai Railway Bureau Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Henan
Shenyang Railway Bureau Liaoning, Jilin, Jianzhou
Taiyuan Railway Bureau Shanxi, Shandong, Henan
Wulumuqi Railway Bureau Xinjiang, Gansu
Wuhan Railway Bureau Hubei, Henan
Xi'an Railway Bureau Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan, Chongqing, Ningxia, Hubei
Zhengzhou Railway Bureau Hubei, Hebei, Shaanxi, Shandong

List of ministers

Name Chinese Name Duration in Office
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—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—2011
Sheng Guangzu (盛光祖) 2011-Incubent [1]

See also

  • Ministries of China
  • Beijing Railway Museum


  1. ^ a b Sui-Lee Wee; Huang Yan; Miral Fahmy (25 February 2011). "China railways minister dismissed -Xinhua". The Los Angeles Times. Reuters.,0,1184171.story. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Wu, Zhong (May 7, 2008). "Blowing the whistle on 'Big Brother'". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

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