Beijing is expected to put into operation the first domestically-developed unmanned subway line in China this year, according to local media (in Chinese).

The Yanfang Line (北京地铁燕房线) will be part of the capital city’s subway construction spree, as authorities said they are pressing ahead with the construction of 20 subway lines stretching around 350 kms this year (in Chinese).

The line connecting the city’s two suburbs Yanshan and Fangshan will play an important role in facilitating the economic development of the two suburbs while easing local residents’ travel.

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Sheila Yu

Sheila Yu is a Shanghai-based technology writer. She brings readers the biggest news from Chinese language tech media. Reach her at sheila@technode.com.