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A dataset of China’s overseas railway projects, 2007–2019
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Abstract & Keywords
Abstract: Interconnection is the main line for the Belt and Road Initiative. Since this initiative was launched, China’s major railway interconnection projects under construction have grown rapidly, but until now there has been no centralised database capturing all railway project information about the initiative. This dataset has been compiled by using web crawler technology, China’s proposed project network, the project database of the Ministry of Commerce, the website of the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office of the relevant national embassy, the relevant public number of “Belt and Road”, and the official website of the Overseas Railway Project Construction Enterprise. The dataset for China’s 2007–2019 overseas railway projects includes 86 railway projects. Each project includes Railway project name, country, continent, region, country category, railway type, construction enterprise, railway line length (km), design speed (km/h), signing/starting time, estimated completion time(duration), project amount, and cooperation method (investment, construction/design, acquisition). This dataset will provide the relevant departments of a country with information regarding Chinese overseas railway projects. It also provides support for decision-makers in promoting cooperation between relevant countries in the field of interconnected railways.
Keywords: overseas railway projects; Belt and Road; interconnection; railway type; published dataset
Dataset Profile
TitleA dataset of China’s overseas railway projects, 2007–2019
Data corresponding authorWu Mingquan (
Data authorsXiao Jianhua, Wu Mingquan, Yin Fujie, Niu Zheng
Time range2007–2019
Geographical scopeLongitude & latitude; geographical scope ( 56°10′92″N–35°31′89″S, 73°99′37″W–149°11′11″E; continents include: Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, North and South America; countries include: Bangladesh, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola, Vietnam, Cambodia, Senegal, Sudan, South Sudan, Iran, Indonesia, Belarus, Egypt, Tajikistan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Chad, Zambia, Bolivia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina, Nepal, Myanmar, Serbia, Thailand, Georgia, USA, India, Pakistan, Montenegro, Israel, Kazakhstan, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco, Laos, Guinea, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.
Data volume21 KB; 86 items
Data format*.xlsx
Data service system
Sources of fundingStrategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDA19030404); Youth Innovation Promotion Association of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2017089).
Dataset compositionThe dataset includes an Excel data file, the main contents include 14 columns: the name of each railway project, the country and continent (region), country type, railway type, construction enterprise, railway line length, design speed, estimated contract/starting time, and expected Information on completion time (duration), project amount, and cooperation method (investment, construction, acquisition).
Article and author information
Xiao Jianhua
Mingquan Wu
Yin Fujie
Niu Zheng
Publication records
Released: Sept. 16, 2019 ( VersionsZH1