Trains steer on Qingdao platforms through the time
Web Editor:Huo Jingyi
It seems to be a unique and meaningful metaphor that in the past 40 years of reform and opening up, China, like a high-speed train, carries the dream and glory of great revitalization of Chinese nation to march towards the future undauntedly.
In 1978, the “Dong Fang Hong” internal-combustion engine at the speed of 120km/h connected the vast Northeast China Plain. In 2018, the streamlined “Rejuvenation” bullet train at the speed of 350km/h has become a world-class “internet celebrity”.
The time and space is different, but their starting point is always Qingdao.
We can extend longer the historical sequence. From “Jiefang”, “Jianshe”, “Dong Fang Hong”, “Dong Feng”in the past to “Harmony” and “Rejuvenation” nowadays, the substitution of each generation train is attributed to the wisdom and contribution of Qingdao people.
Regarding any individual placing himself or herself in the historical tide, the train constitutes a very ritual and ceremonial place , carries the sentiment for departure and reunion as well as the dream for the distant.