Train ticket is very different from air ticket, Main of information of China bullet train ticket, including station, date, boarding gate, seat class, is printed in Chinese and pinyin, not English.
There are two types of China bullet train tickets, printed in blue and red. Most tickets are printed by blue, and a few tickets are printed by red. The blue magnetic ticket can be read by the automatic entry or exit machines. But the red paper tickets need to be validated manually at the gate by a railway staff .
The following picture show you how to read the train ticket, and to avoid confusion when you get train paper tickets at ticket office