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China Tests 500 km/h Super High-Speed Train [Constructed With Stolen US Technology!]
Yahoo Finance ^ | December 26, 2011

Posted on 12/26/2011 10:29:54 AM PST by Steelfish

China Tests 500 km/h Super High-Speed Train

Visitors board a new testing model of a CSR high-speed bullet train during its launching ceremony in Qingdao, Shandong province December 23, 2011. China launched a super-rapid test train over the weekend which is capable of travelling 500 kilometers per hour, state media said on Monday. Picture taken December 23, 2011.

China launched a super-rapid test train over the weekend which is capable of travelling 500 kilometers per hour, state media said on Monday, as the country moves ahead with its railway ambitions despite serious problems on its high-speed network. The train, made by a subsidiary of CSR Corp Ltd, China's largest train maker, is designed to resemble an ancient Chinese sword, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

It "will provide useful reference for current high-speed railway operations," it quoted train expert Shen Zhiyun as saying.

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1 posted on 12/26/2011 10:29:58 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

At least they’re using the technology.


2 posted on 12/26/2011 10:31:48 AM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: Steelfish

China Tests 500 km/h Super High-Speed Train

I can’t wait for the body count.


3 posted on 12/26/2011 10:32:32 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

China Tests 500 km/h Super High-Speed Train

I can’t wait for the body count.
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You beat me to it.


4 posted on 12/26/2011 10:33:35 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Steelfish

To continue that headline:

... manufactured with factories, “free traders” sent to that communist nation so they could rip off Americans and make fast, easy money.

That was once, called “treason”.


5 posted on 12/26/2011 10:35:39 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Steelfish

China stole TECHNOLOGY from Amtrak???


6 posted on 12/26/2011 10:35:49 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12... Don't complain if 0 shreds the constitution!!!)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38; All

Why do we need to use it??


7 posted on 12/26/2011 10:36:43 AM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; All

Big deal if they stole rail technology.. We won’t be using it at all..


8 posted on 12/26/2011 10:38:58 AM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: Steelfish
Let 'em have it. It won't work in the U.S.

Why? In China the gubbermint can make the people ride the train, while in the U.S. the people aren't ready to give up their freedom of using their vehicles at their destination.

9 posted on 12/26/2011 10:40:00 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Steelfish
I think if I'm going to be going 300+ MPH, I'd rather be in an airplane.

ML/NJ

10 posted on 12/26/2011 10:40:17 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Steelfish

It’s........A........Train..... correct me if I am wrong, but haven’t these things been around since the 1800’s???? so they made one go fast... big deal, it still rides around on tracks....this is only newsworthy to the convert america to europe liberal hippies...


11 posted on 12/26/2011 10:40:45 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: ml/nj
I think if I'm going to be going 300+ MPH, I'd rather be in an airplane.

The problem isn't getting a train to go 300 MPH. The real engineering is getting them to stop.

12 posted on 12/26/2011 10:41:51 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ExCTCitizen; All

That is my thinking.. They stole from Amtrak??


13 posted on 12/26/2011 10:42:01 AM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: KevinDavis

My point was “free trade” has made China a technologically capable growing and rather dictatorial adversary capable of quickly exploiting technology and manufacturing.

That is what America was once capable of.

You know. The Manhattan Project.

Apollo. The moon landing. The things which illustrated to us, and the world, America is a great country.

We gave those things away - to a huge communist nation.

What could possibly go wrong.


14 posted on 12/26/2011 10:42:13 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

If they stole anyone’s technology (and it’s likely they did) that country is probably Japan.


15 posted on 12/26/2011 10:42:23 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: Steelfish

With the Chicom commitment to QA, this should be fun.


16 posted on 12/26/2011 10:42:47 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: bigheadfred

In their govt’s view, they have plenty to spare and won’t worry about the losses.


17 posted on 12/26/2011 10:43:22 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Get with the program. Treason has been redefined to include wanting small government, low taxes, secure borders, believing the second amendment refers to an individual right, and putting America first.


18 posted on 12/26/2011 10:43:55 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: central_va

[ The problem isn’t getting a train to go 300 MPH. The real engineering is getting them to stop. ]

NAh.. stop the power and soon you’ll stop..


19 posted on 12/26/2011 10:45:16 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: edpc

It is just for my entertainment purposes anyways.


20 posted on 12/26/2011 10:51:02 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; All
We still can do it. We did those things without high tariffs and the reason why those where stolen was from spies..

Why would China steal from Amtrak??
21 posted on 12/26/2011 10:52:59 AM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: algernonpj; All

Right, it is good duty of an American Patriot to buy a car from Government Motors or anything high priced union made crap..


22 posted on 12/26/2011 10:54:39 AM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: Steelfish

Let them. Its a complete freaking waste.


23 posted on 12/26/2011 10:56:55 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Steelfish

They have trouble getting anyone to ride the trains they have now. So a faster train will bring more people? Only in a socialist corrupt system ...

Stolen tech: does China have anyother kind?


24 posted on 12/26/2011 10:57:05 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Steelfish

Thank a Free Trader Communist every time the Communist Chinese make an advancement from stolen American ingenuity

Of course, the Commie Chinese version of this high speed train will crack up once it hits 350 K/h, but I am sure a Free Trade Commie will have some spin about that


25 posted on 12/26/2011 11:00:19 AM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: RealImmigrant; All

Not a big deal.. They stole high speed rail technology and quite frankly they did not steal it from us..


26 posted on 12/26/2011 11:04:16 AM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: joe fonebone

Ridership on high speed rail in China is only about 800,000 people per day (292 million per year). That is no more than Delta, Southwest and American Airlines combined. Clearly this is an old, outdated technology that will soon go the way of the horse and buggy.


27 posted on 12/26/2011 11:05:00 AM PST by Qout
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To: Steelfish

I rather like the Japanese hight speed trains but I haven’t the same trust for Chinese engineering and construction. Corruption and cutting corners is ingrained in the Chinese crony system.


28 posted on 12/26/2011 11:06:48 AM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: KevinDavis

“Why would China steal from Amtrak??”

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That’s a bit like asking why Sarah Palin claimed she could see Russia from her house.


29 posted on 12/26/2011 11:07:09 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: KevinDavis

Is it more patriotic to purchase ChiCom products that have killed many Americans for low standards, and is it more patriotic to purchase ChiCom products that will profit the ChiCom government which the tax will be used to crush the rights of Chinese christians?


30 posted on 12/26/2011 11:08:28 AM PST by Wiz
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To: KevinDavis

Right, it is good duty of an American Patriot to buy a car from Government Motors or anything high priced union made crap..


Right...it is the good duty of an American Patriot to shrug off American ingenuity and quality because part of the chain may be slightly socialist-influenced...while instead go support the Communist Chinese. Ni Hao, Chairman Mao

That is like putting out a small grease fire with napalm


31 posted on 12/26/2011 11:08:39 AM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: Qout

China is also just a bit more densely populated than the US.


32 posted on 12/26/2011 11:09:59 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish

They need this in India. move loads fast and quick too..

Can’t wait for pics of 100 Indians hanging onto a car.. oops.. 99.. as it picks up speed.


33 posted on 12/26/2011 11:10:30 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RealImmigrant; All

To me it is no big deal.. Passenger rail in America is dead.. So why complain about it??


34 posted on 12/26/2011 11:11:03 AM PST by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The factories were sent or sold? Its treason to sell unneeded equipment to China?


35 posted on 12/26/2011 11:12:28 AM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Qout
"Ridership on high speed rail in China is only about 800,000 people per day "
how about giving me a figure that applies right here... how many americans ride the train? Is it old technology? You betcha... is it outdated? Well, here in the technologically advanced FREE nation it is....... take your hippie type public mass transit mind over to some other socialist country.....and yes, here in this wonderful country it already has gone the way of the horse and buggy.....chump
36 posted on 12/26/2011 11:14:23 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: FreedomNotSafety

I would not describe millions of Americans fired when their jobs were sold to the Chi-coms, as “unneeded”.

You would, because you are part of the problem.


37 posted on 12/26/2011 11:14:25 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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Correction:

“millions of Americans fired when their jobs were GIVEN AWAY FOR FREE to the Chi-coms.”


38 posted on 12/26/2011 11:16:36 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: central_va

Reminds me of the time I taught my brother how to ski.
Showed him how to put on the boots and skis...how to turn, keep his weight forward etc...
After about a hour of instruction, he states,
“This is all fine, how do I stop?”
I looked at him for a moment and replyed,
“fall down, you’ll stop...eventually” :)


39 posted on 12/26/2011 11:20:00 AM PST by ssschev
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I get it. We need to adopt the Chinese model. We just need a little more government diktat and we will be fine.

China isn’t quick about anything. What is it you think they are quick with. Rail? Wow they can kill their people with impunity while they experiment with getting high speed rail right.

Great model to pick. By the way the Chinese have yet to put a man on the moon and it has been 50 years...real quick.

The bomb? The one were we took the secrets from the Germans? the on that North Korea, India, and Pakistan all have? Not sure that means they are great and we are weak.

I am tired of all the China scaremongering which can all be solved by giving up my freedoms and letting Obama and Geithner solve our problems.

China is simply taking advantage of the problems we have created for ourselves. Lets focus on the here and now. Lets drill, frack, build, invest, buy, and sell freely and let each individual keeps the rewards of his own efforts free from government interference. do that and China will be a footnote and just a highly useful supplier to our Liberty loving Capitalist machine.


40 posted on 12/26/2011 11:26:53 AM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: ExCTCitizen

Exactly. I’ve ridden the high speed trains in China (from Shanghai to Nanjing) and they’re a lot of Siemens units. China paid the Germans and Japanese to come in, show them how to build the systems, how to lay the rail, and to provide a few hundred cars.

Then China began duplicating.

Nothing I’d seen in China reminded me at all of any AMTRAK train or system I’ve ever seen... European and Japanese, sure - but not American.


41 posted on 12/26/2011 11:32:00 AM PST by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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Here's a picture; It looks cool. Don't know how nice it'd look after derailing at 300+ mph. Does look cooler than the trains we've got here (and with gasoline around $8.25 per gallon, I'll take the train, thanks).
42 posted on 12/26/2011 11:41:54 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Steelfish

a train or anything else traveling at this speed along the ground is just plain stupid. Too many things can go wrong as far as things getting in the way.


43 posted on 12/26/2011 11:46:39 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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"will provide useful reference for current high-speed railway operations,"

We must be getting closer to town.

How can you tell?

We're hitting more people.

44 posted on 12/26/2011 11:48:41 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Steelfish

Considering we have one of the worst train systems in the world, why would they try to steal our technology?


45 posted on 12/26/2011 11:55:42 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Steelfish

The lesson is, that, until America can achieve the labor costs of China, we will never be able to afford a high tech society.


46 posted on 12/26/2011 11:58:18 AM PST by depressed in 06 ( Where is the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad when we need it?)
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To: Steelfish

Who in hell cares whether the technology was “stolen?” China is using it, while we’re not. The future belongs to those who take risks. Let the meek inherit the Earth - it’s all they deserve.


47 posted on 12/26/2011 12:02:55 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: BlazingArizona

CA high speed LA-SF derailed. The technology and know-how is there but prohibitive labor costs. Communist China has no unions. Rich in irony.


48 posted on 12/26/2011 12:06:06 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Willie Green would be proud.


49 posted on 12/26/2011 12:07:54 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Steelfish

What happens when a water buffalo stand on the tracks in front of one of those? Will the nose crumple or is it an armored ram?


50 posted on 12/26/2011 12:13:22 PM PST by fso301
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