Lu Dongfu warmly welcomed Jürgen Wilder and his delegation. He pointed out that China’s high speed railway enjoyed rapid development in recent years, its operation mileage and passenger ridership both exceeding that of other countries combined. The continued momentum of development poses great challenges to railway operation in China, which needs to enhance both the maintenance of HSR in operation and the life-cycle management of equipment and facility, so as to ensure operational safety and benefit; on the other hand, it needs to further promote the development of HSR technology, making major breakthroughs with respect to riding comfort, environmental protection and energy saving to meet the requirement of high-quality development. He emphasized that China Railway consistently adheres to the concept of openness and cooperation, and stands ready to strengthen exchange and cooperation with world-famous railway enterprises such as Knorr-Bremse, and to better serve the society and public using the most advanced technological innovations in the world. He said that it is hoped that Knorr-Bremse could pay great attention to equipment maintenance and make great efforts to improve quality of products; promote the development of HSR technology and the upgrading of technology and equipment; introduce flexible price strategy based on market demand, pursue high standard and quality, reduce cost of product, and become more competitive in the market. China Railway is willing to develop a good partnership with Knorr-Bremse, establish exchange mechanisms at various levels, and promote the cooperation between both sides.