Skip to comments.Some Chinese High-Speed Rail Pictures
Posted on 10/11/2008 11:59:20 AM PDT by KingJaja
Click on the link to view the Beijing to Tianjin High Speed Rail link
The Chinese are really up to something.
Something we cannot do here because of overregulation, unions, you name it.
Earth to WillieGreen, come in WillieGreen!
Maybe they took O’s advice during the Olympics?
You said a mouthful there, but my thinking has nothing to do with trains.
The Chinese are becoming more capitalistic and the U.S is charging towards socialism. All I can say is I'm glad my daughter is working on her 4th year of Mandarin and doing very well.
That phot was pre-Giuliani New York.
He cleaned up those ghetto rides.
What’s in Tianjin that one would need a high speed train?
Property prices in Tianjin are a LOT lower than Beijing, and if you can run at 300 kph then living there and working in Beijing is a real possibility.
But the nice part is those same high speed trains run the Shanghai to Nanjing line, and it’s VERY convenient. They’re fast, smooth, quiet, and spacious.
Not just China, but SE Asia and India in general. Three billion people are rushing towards more economic - and political - freedom, and we're heading right back to where they came from. Insanity, like we'll do socialism "right".
I’m not a betting man, if I was I’ld bet you play left field. Just how do you make the leap to state that unions would impact high speed trains?
I travel to China on a regular basis. Believe me, if they are passing us by, it is certainly not in the area of self determination, standard of living, a clean environment, freedom of religion, or even basic conveniences.
Don’t be fooled by their bullet train imagery. All of the shiney locamotives and urban skyscrapers will never be a substitute for the freedoms we currently are blessed with in America. All of the infrastructure that you see in China is substantially financed by western capitalism, but that is where any similarity to our freedoms ends.
I will agree that unless this country awakes from its ignorant stupor, that we will certainly be racing towards socialism if the current polls are accurate.
ROFLOL, yes, now how many minners do they kill each year.
I seriously doubt the claim by Obiwan that China is building 1 coal plant a week. Even in an unregulated environment I would have to assume that it would still take at least 1-2 years from start to finish. I also doubt they have the steel production facilities to keep up with that demand.
But I’ve never known a democrat to lie before either...
Late 1970s to be exact ... I think the city declared victory over the urban art form in the late 1980s. ;D
Go live there. Do they allow FReeRepublic?
Brick, mortar, and transportation in China adds up to a tundra of oppression when the central government imposes caps on wages, salaries, family size, and a complete ban on religious freedom. If you are a westerner living or traveling throughout China on business, life is a luxurious endeavor. The vast majority of Chinese nationals, on the other hand, are slaves to this communist system of government, whose aspirations too often involve what next small appliance they will be able to purchase.
What I love most about China is its people. They are no different than us regarding their aspirations for freedom and self determination. All of the infrastructure projects in China will never be a substitute for what is truely important to the Chinese people - freedom.
Bejing and Shanghai are impressive examples of infrastructure, but I never fail to leave there with a disturbed feeling because of the obvious void that any American easliy senses when visiting there.
In America, the “consumer base” built the infrastructure and received great personal rewards and benefits as a result of their hard work.
Infrastructure built by a communist goverment with western capital still equals a captive, and oppressed consumer base.