train accidents

China Metro Train Derails in Test Run

As China continues to work on its high-speed railways amid concerns over corruption, a subway train derailed during a test run in Kunming leaving a driver dead and injuring another, from AFP: The first carriage of the train ran...

GDP, Infrastructure, Train Crashes and Tofu Bridges

Earlier this month, Foreign Policy compiled a list of the 75 cities projected to be the “world’s most dynamic” by 2025, according to per-capita GDP growth. The list, which is based on a McKinsey Global...

Wenzhou Train Burying Continues

A year has passed since the fatal high-speed train crash in Wenzhou. The Wall Street Journal reports that officials have forbidden journalists and other media from visiting the site of the crash: Chinese citizens almost one year...

Poll: 98% Say Wenzhou Train Buried to Destroy Evidence

Following the deadly crash and derailment of a high-speed train in Wenzhou, it has been reported that authorities have begun to crush and bury segments of the train (see video below for more). A poll on Sina Weibo asked...

China Train Wreck Raises Questions (Updated)

The death toll of the high-speed train crash in Wenzhou now stands at 35 with more than 200 people injured. As more information about the circumstances come to light, netizens and others in China are asking questions about the...



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