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Old 04-28-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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This is what happens when a society is so corrupt.

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Last week, the new leadership at the Railways Ministry announced that to enhance safety, the top speed of all trains was being decreased from about 218 mph to 186. Without elaborating, the ministry called the safety situation “severe” and said it was launching safety checks along the entire network of tracks.
Are China’s high-speed trains heading off the rails? - The Washington Post

Unregulated capitalism at its finest
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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That and their Rail Ministry is 271 million in debt. What a transportation model to aspire to
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Hold the presses! Do you mean the high speed rail that the Chinese built is suffering from quality control affecting so many other things "made in China"? !

Oh, sweet irony.

Who said there isn't karma for Chinese drywall, melanine in infant formula and dog food, toxic heavy metal in children's toys.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Sad thing is Americans can't even afford that Chinese junk anymore...

Id say our great State planners are using the Chinese model for their 5 yr plan
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Well there shotty Construction and risks are coming back to haunt them.... Japan and Korea played it safe , while China kept pushing the limits.. Hench why Japanese HSR / Rail systems suffered very little damage after the Quake.... The True test for China HSR and there Highway network will come during the Next big Quake in China. Seeing that a few bridges have collapsed under the weight of Coal trucks its not looking good.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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This is what happens when a society is so corrupt.

Are China’s high-speed trains heading off the rails? - The Washington Post

Unregulated capitalism at its finest
That is not capitalism, that is Red Communist Army owned government and businesses.
Slave labor at $100 a month.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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This is what happens when a society is so corrupt.

Are China’s high-speed trains heading off the rails? - The Washington Post

Unregulated capitalism at its finest
Aren't the trains in Communist China owend and operated by the government? This is an example of irresponsible socialism at it's typical mediocrity, not capitalism at it's finest.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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This is what happens when a society is so corrupt.

Are China’s high-speed trains heading off the rails? - The Washington Post

Unregulated capitalism at its finest
Oh dear Lord please tell me the bolded part is sarcasm.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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That and their Rail Ministry is 271 million in debt. What a transportation model to aspire to
Imagine the outrage. With over 1 billion people over there that works out to about 30 cents each.

Where is the outrage? Where is the Justice? Damn commies!

Choke big time on them oil holdings yet people?
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Imagine the outrage. With over 1 billion people over there that works out to about 30 cents each.

Where is the outrage? Where is the Justice? Damn commies!

Choke big time on them oil holdings yet people?
It's actually billion with a B. And while that still doesn't sound like much, consider how large a portion of China's GDP that is, for just one single ministry.
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