China’s Fast Trains May Offer Tips for U.S.

A new high speed train from Wuhan to Guangzhou goes at speeds up to 217 miles an hour. From USA Today:

The Dec. 26 opening of the high-speed link between south Chinese cities Guangzhou and Wuhan is the latest example of massive state spending to keep China’s economy roaring. The fast-expanding network of high-speed trains is stoking patriotism, too.

“This train is the pride of the Chinese people,” says Hu, 42, the boss of a paper factory, who chose the train over a direct flight home to northeast China.

U.S. companies await the first round of government grants announced by President Obama in his State of the Union address totaling $8 billion to jump-start long-delayed in the USA.

Meanwhile, China enjoys a considerable head-start.

February 7, 2010 9:41 PM
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