BEIJING (AFP) - The Chinese government on Wednesday ordered high-speed trains to run more slowly on newly-built lines, the official Xinhua news agency reported, after a deadly crash last month. The speed reduction was not specified, with Xinhua only saying it would apply "during the initial stages for safety and improvement in techniques and management". Developing the world's largest high-speed rail network has been a key political goal for Beijing, but the collision of two high-speed trains on July 23, killing 40 people, provoked outrage with official media condemning it.