China Railway Construction Corporation


China Railway Construction Corporation Limited
Native name
TypeState-owned enterprise
  • SSE: 601186 (A share)
  • SEHK: 1186 (H share)
1990 (holding company)[1]
2007 (listed company)[1]
Area served
Key people
Chairman: Fengchao Meng
ServicesRailway infrastructure
RevenueIncreaseCN¥680.98 billion (2017)[2]
IncreaseCN¥20.91 billion (2017)[2]
IncreaseCN¥16.92 billion (2017)[2]
Total assetsIncreaseCN¥821.89 billion (2017)[2]
Total equityIncreaseCN¥178.65 billion (2017)[2]
Number of employees
Increase261,333 (2017)[2]
SubsidiariesCCECC (100%)
China Railway Construction Corporation Limited
Simplified Chinese中国铁建股份有限公司
Traditional Chinese中國鐵建股份有限公司

China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (abbreviated CRCC) is a listed construction enterprise based in Beijing, China, that was the second largest construction and engineering company in the world by revenue in 2014.[3]

The limited company was incorporated in 2007 in order to float the assets of China Railway Construction Corporation [Group] (CRCCG, simplified Chinese: 中国铁道建筑总公司; traditional Chinese: 中國鐵道建築總公司, or the holding company) in Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchange. CRCCG retained some assets which was deemed not suitable to float in the stock exchange.[4]

Corporate structure

CRCCG is under the supervision of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. Since February 2008, A shares and H shares of CRCC are listing on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges.

The financial report of the parent company (holding company) is not disclosed. As both parent and subsidiary share almost the same English name, one without the word "Limited" (they have different names in Chinese), the business activities of the holding company was often incorrectly mixed up with the publicly floated limited liability subsidiary by the media.

Subsidiaries of CRCC

  • China Railway Bureau Groups numbered 11 through 25 (the Bureau Groups numbering 1 through 10 belong to competitor China Railway Engineering Corporation)
    • China Railway Construction Bridge Engineering Bureau Group Co., Ltd. (former 13th Bureau)
  • China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC)
  • CRCC High-tech Equipment (CRCCE)
  • China Railway Construction Group Ltd.
  • China Railway Electrification Bureau Group Co., Ltd.
  • China Railway Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • China Railway Goods and Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Kunming China Railway Large Maintenance Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • China Railway Construction Investment Co., Ltd.
  • CRCC Finance Company Limited
  • China Railway Urban Construction Group Co., Ltd.



Formerly the railway arm of the People's Liberation Army (found 1948 and became part of the Ministry of Railways from 1982). Along with China Railway Engineering Corporation, both railway construction super conglomerates were under the Ministry until 2000. The company maintains links to the People's Liberation Army.[5]

In 2003, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, another former entity of the Ministry of Railways, was assigned to China Railway Construction Corporation as its subsidiary.


In preparation for listing, China Railway Construction Corporation Limited was incorporated in 2007 as a joint-stock company with limited liabilities which received most of the assets of the parent company.[4] 5 Build-operate-transfer projects were not included, namely Chongqing Tiefa Suiyu Highway, Nanjing Yangtze River Tunnel, Beijing Tongda Jingcheng Highway, Xianyang Zhongtie Road and Bridge and Guangdong Chaojie Highway. Later on in 2015 CRCC bought Chongqing Tiefa Suiyu Highway from the parent company, while 20% was retained by Chongqing Expressway Co., Ltd.[6]

The company premiered on the Shanghai and Hong Kong in February 2008, raising US$5.7 billion, making the second largest IPO of that year. The performance was poorer than expected because of poor investment atmosphere from United States subprime mortgage crisis and China's economic macro-control.

International markets

CRCC is a global construction company. The effort to achieve this status was apparent in the 2000s when by end of the decade, the company had 209 projects in 35 countries, mostly in Africa.[7] Its five major overseas markets then were Algeria, Nigeria, Libya, Angola and Saudi Arabia.

In the succeeding decade, CRCC has branched to more overseas markets and moved up the value chain into overseas high speed rail construction. The company's work in new markets seemed to gather speed in Europe with the announcement of a deal to construct a stadium for F.C. Internazionale Milano as part of an acquisition by a Chinese investor in the club but the acquisition did not go through and apparently neither did the stadium deal tied to it.[8][9]



CRCC has built much of the transportation infrastructure in China including high speed rail, subways, and expressways.


  • Bangladesh - The Dhaka Elevated Expressway, the first elevated expressway of Bangladesh, is to be constructed by CRCC in a $1.062 billion contract signed with the Italthai Industrial Group.[10]
  • Pakistan - The construction of Construction on the first new-build portion of the Karachi - Lahore Motorway project between Lahore and Multan costing approximately $1.5 billion was launched in November 2015 as a joint venture between the China Railway Construction Corporation Limited and Pakistan's Zahir Khan and Brothers, Engineers and Constructors.

Middle East and North Africa


  • Russia
    • In 2014, the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, signed an agreement with the China Railway Construction Corporation and China International Fund to build a Troitskaya line of the Moscow Metro and finance construction by developing real estate at the stations.[16][17] By 2016, the city was again negotiating with CRCC for construction of the line. Rather than CRCC handing the whole project, the city wanted to split the work between Russian and Chinese workers.[18] The parties agreed not only on construction of the Kommunarskaya line, but also three stations of the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line, Michurinsky Prospekt, Aminyevskoye Shosse, and Prospekt Vernadskogo.[19]
    • In September 2020, a subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corporation International signed a contract for the construction of the fifth section of the Moscow-Kazan national highway with a length of 107 km (66 mi).[20]


  • Angola - CRCC built a 1,344 km (835 mi) railway line in Angola that opened in 2015 for a contract value of $1.83 bn.[21]
  • Mali - CRCC signed a $1.5 bn deal with the government of Mali to improve its railway system.[22]
  • Nigeria - The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation unit signed a $3.5bn contract with the Ogun State in April 2015 to construct a railway line through the state.
  • Senegal - CRCC signed a $1.26 bn deal with the government of Senegal for work on 644.6 km (400.5 mi) of the rail line from Dakar to the Malian border.[23]

Other business areas

The main business activity of the company is in construction and engineering but it is also engaged in real estate development and copper mining.[citation needed]


In November 2020, Donald Trump issued an executive order prohibiting any American company or individual from owning shares in companies that the United States Department of Defense has listed as having links to the People's Liberation Army, which included China Railway Construction Corporation.[24][25][26]


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  17. ^ "Chinese firms to build Moscow's new subway". Global Construction Review. 2014-05-21.
  18. ^ "Китайцы идут валютным курсом". Moscow Complex for Construction and Urban Development. 2016-05-10.
  19. ^ "Около 500 китайских инженеров приедут в Москву для строительства метро" (in Russian). Moscow Complex for Construction and Urban Development. 2017-02-14.
  20. ^ "Китайская корпорация CRCCI подписала контракт на строительство ключевой национальной автомагистрали в России". Жэньминь Жибао.
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  26. ^ Swanson, Ana (2020-11-12). "Trump Bars Investment in Chinese Firms With Military Ties". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-13.

External links

  • Official website