In only 10 years, China completely blanketed their whole country with high speed rail.

China now has more miles of high speed rail track than the rest of the world combined.

And even at 200mph, the trains run so smooth, that you can balance a coin on its edge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_high-speed_railway_lines#Overview

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Meanwhile, we spent trillions of dollars on endless overseas wars, while our own infrastructure went into decline.

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  • borg

    Americans seem to forget that it was the Chinese migrants who were the only ones willing to lay rails across the US in the 19th century because even the former slaves won’t do the job. They are probably the hardest working people on the planet. And they belong to the same (superior) ethnic group as the Japanese and Koreans. And there are 1.4 billion of them. What I’m trying to say is you are fucked.

  • hvaiallverden

    Yup, wankees, while you drool over porn and watches Holloloweed shit and belives the MSM whom tells you how great your country is, China have gone by you for an entire decade, while the Imperial banana republic waisted their money on stupid wars, stupid austerity, stupid bail-in/outs and is indebted to your eyeballs Boy, and China is of slowing down, but not that much.

    And by the way, the silk road, take an not on this, makes even delivery of goods, to an few days mach, compared to weeks.
    What do you think that means, and it goes both ways and the lands, marked in-between is massive, but somehow, its all about war.

    And what is it, wankees, why the paranoia, why dont you see the opportunity.
    That alone is somehow baffling me.
    I hope the coming regime takes that and starts to cooperate.
    THAT would benefit us all.

    peace

    • amuncat

      One of our MAJOR flaws compared to the Chinese is that we plan for the immediate, and they plan for the long term! Corporations want a quick in and out profit, while Chinese are planning for what they want their future generations to look like!

  • amuncat

    Wow! Just WOW! America hasn’t had a POTUS this interested in our infrastructure since Eisenhower!! He’s the one responsible for our interstate highways, etc. I hope that Trump has something like this in mind for our country! Have you visited our old worn and tired airports lately?

    • UnderTheBedMonster

      Dwight just copied the highway system from Germany where he was a general. The interstate system was built not for the citizens to use but for the military to get to places faster within this country.

  • Neil_Baker

    China could build even twice as many more trains that travel 400 mph and I still wouldn’t want to live there.

    • UnderTheBedMonster

      There is one small setback to living in China….they like to kill people for the smallest crime. Something we should ape over here…kill all the murderers and rapists and corrupt bankers for starters.

  • RoHa

    That should be “the trains run so smoothly that you can balance a coin…”

    I bet the Chinese teach Chinese grammar in their schools.

  • kinky

    That’s because China decided not to kill and get killed for Israel.

  • Joe Blow

    Yeah, BUT, ever take a look at their reproductive laws, their smog, their insane leadership? We musn’t confuse technological advancement with social and spiritual levels of consciousness.