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High-speed Railway Collapse in Hubei – A tragedy averted by luck


Around 1 p.m. this afternoon People’s Daily reported that a 300 meter section of high-speed railway collapsed in Hubei province, possibly because of heavy rains. As far as I can tell from the media reports, no one was injured or killed … Continue reading

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The Shanghai metro crash should have been avoided – reactions from Chinese friends


My office’s usually chipper intern (the same one whose budget we looked at last week) surprised me on the way to lunch today when she told me she was in a bad mood. “Our society has too many problems everywhere,” … Continue reading

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The Upside of All These Projects


Today we’ll be looking at a few of the upsides of these projects, and why they are for the most part appreciated by the people, despite the corruption and problems these vanity projects can cause (read my updated post on some … Continue reading

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