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China’s rail sector continued to grow impressively in 2009, as massive government investment spurred a large-scale expansion and improvement of China’s railway network. Capacity growth—operating in response to the global financial crisis that struck late in the year—expanded so quickly that the government has now readjusted its capacity goal for 2020 upward to 120,000 km from 100,000 km. Total investment for 2008 equalled CNY 330 bn, an increase of 86 percent year-on-year. In 2009, China's fixed asset investment in the railway industry totaled round CNY 700bn and in 2010, that figure is expected to hit CNY 823.5 bn, to include CNY 700bn in infrastructure construction and to fund 70 new projects. At the end of this year, the country's operating mileage is predicted to exceed 90,000 km. According to the Ministry of Railways, China will inject more than CNY 700bn into the railway industry every year in the period from 2010 to 2012.