Why China Is so Good at Building Railways

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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    [1] https://www.economist.com/china/2017/01/13/china-has-built-the-worlds-largest-bullet-train-network
    [2] https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups
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    [12] https://www.economist.com/china/2017/01/13/china-has-built-the-worlds-largest-bullet-train-network

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  • hồchóminh
    hồchóminh  14 minutes ago

    In 2011 China's bullshit train had a head on super hit collisions at the speed of 300km .
    First time into service first time head on super smashed in the same year 2011 congratulations China cheap COPIED.
    JAPAN 🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵👍 👍👍 👍👍 👍👍 👍👍
    BULLET TRAINS are the world very BEST and very SAFE 55years without a single accident .
    Yes because it was made in JAPAN 🇯🇵.
    Congratulations to KAWASAKI heavy industries.
    China COPIED cat is always a COPIED cat 👹🇨🇳🛬💣💥⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰

  • hồchóminh
    hồchóminh  26 minutes ago

    🇧🇷🇨🇦🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷🇧🇪🇨🇭🇩🇪🇩🇰🇫🇮🇪🇺🇭🇰🇹🇼🇯🇵🇦🇺🇳🇿👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍The CCPIG is a Chinese criminal party is the world biggest THIEF in economically and militarily.
    The CCPIG is the world biggest COPIED machines.
    The CCPIG have killed millions of millions innocent Chinese peoples since 1930 to 2019 the killing still going on now.
    Made in China 👹🇨🇳🛬💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰
    Made in PRC 👹🇨🇳🛬💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰⚰
    China is full of cheap SHIT 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

  • roblox gamer
    roblox gamer  2 hours ago

    Because railways improve human rights duh

  • Norman Silver
    Norman Silver  5 hours ago

    I rode the Mag Lev from Pudong Air Terminal 35 miles into Shanghai. Fast, quiet, great service! 35 miles in 14 minutes.

  • Chris Wen
    Chris Wen  12 hours ago

    Taiwan apart of China, ok ?

  • Ken Elliott
    Ken Elliott  14 hours ago

    bend over productions lol bet u also do global warming hoax.china rapes the earth then takes a dump on it..

  • Ken Elliott
    Ken Elliott  14 hours ago +1

    WHY?REALLY?they are ruled by one dictator ..ask there people that was ordered to build it or die

  • comeberza
    comeberza  15 hours ago

    This shows how having 1.200.000.000 people is their biggest advantage, and when they liberate the economy they will devour the wordl

  • d^_^b
    d^_^b  23 hours ago

    I wish we get the same kind of development on cross-country railways, here in Canadaland.

  • taobao navi.
    taobao navi.  yesterday

    japan shinkansen copy cat 哈哈哈 (笑)

  • Garage Band Man

    Wendover”:..Railroad politics...”
    American Railroad Tycoons: I’ve seen this one before, it’s a classic

  • San Jin Shi
    San Jin Shi  yesterday

    you missed Taiwan!

  • Charles K
    Charles K  yesterday

    Cheap labor, cheap parts, government loans, huge domestic market, stolen tech.

  • Elly Li
    Elly Li  yesterday

    Infrastructure construction in China aims to benefit people, instead of generating profits for company.. IMO, that's one of the big difference between China and capitalism country.

  • XasthurWithin
    XasthurWithin  yesterday

    The answer to "why do they do this if it isn't profitable" isn't just "politics", it's the fact they have a socialist system where the profit motive does not govern the economy. Instead of profit, the use-value for the people guides economic investments in China.

  • Ellis Watanabe
    Ellis Watanabe  yesterday

    >good at building railways
    >bad at building escalators

  • Mr Reedling
    Mr Reedling  yesterday

    ᑎO

  • Zillion Wise
    Zillion Wise  yesterday

    香港已變地獄,暴動之城歡迎你,暴徒大學生招呼你,暴徒各專業打死你,問你再敢來香港嗎?

  • Zillion Wise
    Zillion Wise  yesterday

    大陸是從無到有,香港是從有到無;中國努力興建,香港盡情破壞,彼此也在捱。

  • Johnny Walker
    Johnny Walker  yesterday

    Isn’t it obvious that they stole the technology from Japan and from Germany? Compare the design of the Japanese bullet train and Chinese high-speed rail. It’s ridiculous to claim that it’s because of their technology.