[Express][Highway] Chinese highways photos
The Expressway Network of the People’s Republic of China (中国高速网) is one of the longest in the world. The network is also known as National Trunk Highway System (NTHS).
The total length of China’s expressways is 60,300 km at the end of 2008, the world’s second longest only after the United States and roughly equals that in Canada, Germany, and France combined. In 2008, 6,433 km of expressways were added to the network.
Expressways in China are a fairly recent addition to a complex network of roads. China’s first expressway was built in 1988. Until 1993, very few expressways existed. One of the earliest expressways nationwide was the Jingshi Expressway between Beijing and Shijiazhuang in Hebei province. This expressway now forms part of the Jingzhu Expressway, currently one of the longest expressways nationwide at over 2,000 km.