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An employee of Chinese state-owned CRRC Corp., a producer of rolling stock, walks past an unfinished metro train car in the company’s Kunming factory in Yunnan province. (Reuters Staff/REUTERS)
An employee of Chinese state-owned CRRC Corp., a producer of rolling stock, walks past an unfinished metro train car in the company’s Kunming factory in Yunnan province. (Reuters Staff/REUTERS)

How China built a global rail behemoth that’s leaving Western train makers behind Add to ...

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On May 11, just hours after Bombardier Inc. shareholders streamed out of a jet hangar near Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport, the company’s train executives received a phone call from the city’s regional commuter-rail agency advising them they had lost a bid on a tender to Chinese rival CRRC Corp.

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