Why China Is so Good at Building Railways

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[1] www.economist.com/china/2017/01/13/china-has-built-the-worlds-largest-bullet-train-network
[2] datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups
[3] documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/451551468241176543/pdf/932270BRI0Box30ffic020140final000EN.pdf
[4] www.oag.com/on-time-performance-star-ratings-2018
[5] www.export.gov/article?id=China-Aviation
[6] translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpolitics.people.com.cn%2FGB%2F14562%2F10317457.html&edit-text=&act=url
[7] www.ft.com/content/ca28f58a-955d-11e8-b747-fb1e803ee64e
[8] www.hsr.ca.gov/docs/about/business_plans/Draft_2018_Business_Plan.pdf
[9] openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/25483/892000BRI0Box3000china0transport09.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
[10] www.researchgate.net/profile/Ralf_Wilhelms/publication/280924889_Social_Benefits_As_Part_In_The_Economic_Evaluation_Of_High_Speed_Rail/links/55cb933508aebc967dfe1a03/Social-Benefits-As-Part-In-The-Economic-Evaluation-Of-High-Speed-Rail.pdf
[11] www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/05/c_137158303.htm
[12] www.economist.com/china/2017/01/13/china-has-built-the-worlds-largest-bullet-train-network
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  • What the hell say china is poor ,china have the best economy in the world

    PolinGuiraPolinGuira9 jam yang lalu
  • As a german I have to say, NEVER EVER make your state railcompany a business. BRING THE BUNDESBAHN BACK!!!! 😥

    the guythe guy11 jam yang lalu
    • F.

      CarweirdoCarweirdo6 jam yang lalu
  • Paris-Barcelona actually took me 10 hours to complete yesterday

    Enzo ClaudinoEnzo Claudino11 jam yang lalu
  • Because china has the highest mountain, the biggest population and ambitious folks.

    Jing HanJing Han15 jam yang lalu
  • they trained in USA thats why

    Amir KazemiAmir Kazemi18 jam yang lalu
  • China doesn't have blacks making train stations high crime area's or Muslims blowing them up for Jihad. Secondly, who in Dallas wants to go to Washington D.C. or start bringing people from Washington D.C. to Dallas? And finally, why not just buy yourself a $300 ticket to fly wherever you want to go and save tax payers billions of dollars subsidizing your trip?

    Roger JohnsonRoger Johnson19 jam yang lalu
  • 2019 when i watch this he says" China is Poor ' ME :.....OK yea China is 'Poor' when there is a trade war between China and US

    Iam LeoIam Leo22 jam yang lalu
  • Genius stuff

    Ramachandran NatarajanRamachandran NatarajanHari Yang lalu
  • Brilliant infrastructure

    Ramachandran NatarajanRamachandran NatarajanHari Yang lalu
  • It is very funny. In China, many self-proclaimed democrats strongly oppose the Chinese government's construction of high-speed rail. They say that the United States has not built a high-speed rail. Why should China build a high-speed rail? China should be as democratic as the United States, not a high-speed rail. It is a waste of people's money!

    sean chensean chenHari Yang lalu
    • 公知们在孟晚舟事件之后,在国内舆论全面禁身,直到现在几乎销声匿迹了

      JF DINGJF DING17 jam yang lalu
  • That's the minority contribution that the CPP made for Chinese people.But the formal leader of Chinese high-speed railway ,Liu zhijun, has been in jail now.

    猪哥灰猪哥灰Hari Yang lalu
  • ID-visionr your machine translate is hard to understand.

    KE OPEKE OPEHari Yang lalu
    • Chinese

      KE OPEKE OPEHari Yang lalu
  • 外国人一定会说:350万人口还是小城市(๑ʘ̅ д ʘ̅๑)!!!

    KE OPEKE OPEHari Yang lalu
  • 0:53 The next time when you emphasize the map of China, please include Taiwan Island as part of China's territory. This is the obedience to the Constitution of People's Republic of China and the Three Joint Communiqués between the People's Republic of China and the United States of America. Thank you so much.

    John ZhouJohn ZhouHari Yang lalu
  • Yeah... but they crash, and people die.

    Stephen AuyeungStephen AuyeungHari Yang lalu
  • railway tracks need lots of manual labour, China as a communist country has lots of cheep labour forces, You have to learn what communism is all about

    robert karasrobert karasHari Yang lalu
  • China sucks.

    Jennifer McMahonJennifer McMahonHari Yang lalu
  • Because they are good hearted people

    ሳሚ ከቤሳሚ ከቤHari Yang lalu
  • China been a country much longer than the us a. China people are old school. And they really like each other. America don't know what to do. The America doing all they can to try to make America a one race country, like China. In other words. Their trying to make the Usa a total white country. The whites only wanted people of color to be slaves under their power.

    jacqueline walkerjacqueline walkerHari Yang lalu
  • China pretty much owned the world tbh

    Dragon_ NiteDragon_ NiteHari Yang lalu
  • 任何报道总要夹杂私货 呵呵 这破channel还一直推送

    楊Yang楊YangHari Yang lalu
  • Too overestimate china. For me for Bullet Train Japanese the best. Shinkansen.

    Daniel MarkeinDaniel Markein2 hari yang lalu
    • Please try taking the Chinese high-speed railway from Beijing to Shanghai.

      Stanley ChanStanley ChanHari Yang lalu
  • 尊重一国原则的话,版图上应该把台湾放进去。必须的。 会让人产生误解的哦。我爱中国,爱中国的台湾。

    ziyu keiziyu kei2 hari yang lalu
  • High speed rail is too expensive, too dangerous for people and animals on the ground, and for the passengers.... Furthermore, it's unnecessary. Air travel takes of the speed/time problem. High speed rain in underground tubes might make more sense, at least, it wouldn't pose any real danger to the public on the ground and in surrounding communities. I hope we never waste our treasure and risk lives by installing it here in the US....

    Raymond ParsleyRaymond Parsley2 hari yang lalu
  • But remind u one thing my friend. You missed Taiwan in the Chinese map. It's a part of China

    Rui qiaoRui qiao2 hari yang lalu
  • I can say that uyghur people were not trying to separate but wanted to follow their religion.

    Abdullah AliAbdullah Ali2 hari yang lalu
  • Railroad politics!!! damm..

  • Made in China, junk, low quality

    vnfightvnfight2 hari yang lalu
    • Boeing 737 Max great quality

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
  • 地图错误,台湾是中国的领土,但是地图上没有。taiwan is china taiwan hongkong is china hongkong

    guokai zygehguokai zygeh2 hari yang lalu
  • 11:23What a stupid and naive conclusion!

    Hiroyuki@NiigataHiroyuki@Niigata2 hari yang lalu
  • the political will to do something good for their country and for the benefit of the entire population is what the whole world needs right now.

    pipzkypipzky3 hari yang lalu
    • Exactly my thoughts

      Stanley ChanStanley ChanHari Yang lalu
  • “500 times as much as the US.” Good lord, the US is so behind on EVERYTHING.

    ✨tosha✨✨tosha✨3 hari yang lalu
    • We're ahead on freedom

      ttgkttgk15 jam yang lalu
    • in US You have to pay to get work done in China is not required

      robert karasrobert karasHari Yang lalu
    • Not true, the US is a world leader in obesity and using medieval measuring systems.

      Jean-philippe cJean-philippe c2 hari yang lalu
  • the map of China must be contained TaiWan, it must be mentioned! ok?

    Xiong TengfeiXiong Tengfei3 hari yang lalu
  • It’s not China that is good, but US is just terrible. because there is no money into it.

    GLRGLR3 hari yang lalu
  • Same reason China is good at a lot of things: the leadership of the Communist Party. haters gonna deny it but it's the truth. LONG LIVE THE CCP, THE PLA, AND ALL PEOPLE OF PRC.

    Reed A.Reed A.3 hari yang lalu
  • I don't know but I do know they're making a big mockery of democracy than Mao did of economics.

    IW XIW X3 hari yang lalu
  • I am extremely jealous. I live in Calgary, Canada and there are zero passenger trains for the public. To go on the TransCanada train you have to drive 3.5 hours to the train station in Edmonton. Edmonton and Calgary are a million (each) in population yet there is no train between the 2 cities. Brutal driving in wintertime to see friends and family in -40 Celcius and through blizzards. Canada is the only G7 country to not have a high speed rail.

    Jake JimstoneJake Jimstone3 hari yang lalu
  • China built the american railways too ;)

    Jerry PerryJerry Perry3 hari yang lalu
  • Lol, they stole technology from Japan, and Germany.

    Ghost WolfGhost Wolf4 hari yang lalu
    • @Ghost Wolf if you call reverse engineering and learning from advanced country is stealing, idk how USA would get man to the moon if not stealing from Nazi germany and Soviet

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
    • @Ghost Wolf here is your problem sir, not.you as an individual, not you as person, but entire.your society, bias, stereotype, pride and prejudice, your media is full of these things towards countries. when was last time you heard anything good about a 1.3billion population country ?never. check reported patent each year now , and if you don't even read normal facts ,not even wikipedia, then you should not.comment anything at all

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
    • @The last Petrol bender It is conclusively presumed that China is the pest of this world, robber, etc... That claim is indisputable..

      Ghost WolfGhost Wolf2 hari yang lalu
    • @Ghost Wolf if you killed a man, then no one would say anything because it is obvious? you can't possiblely think how.much money Japanese and germany company got by trading China.the railway technology otherwise is.usless because not even themselves wanna.more train. read proper report pls. NO official source has ever said China.has gained train technology in iligale way , what is your information source?

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
  • Japanese, French and Germany already had those fast trains for years. Now, China are stealing technologies and building the fast trains. It’ll show more stupidity for stealing other people ideas. For China nothing is to be proud of only shameful for stealing people’s properties and high technologies.

    Hqn NHqn N4 hari yang lalu
  • It takes more than 5000 years for 1.5 billion people are stealing all high technologies from all over the world to build something that some other countries already had that for almost a century. It’s stupid to be proud of.

    Hqn NHqn N4 hari yang lalu
  • China stole hi speed train technology from America that doesn't have high speed train.

    Josh YangJosh Yang4 hari yang lalu
  • Why is China so Good at building railroads China is also Good at building computers and everything else they build with excellence the Answer is because they are very highly discipline people

    Julius AdamsJulius Adams4 hari yang lalu
  • OH! OH! Let me answer! Simple, because communist countries are horrible at building reliable passenger aircraft. Did I get it right? Did I? See, And I even didn't have to post a boring video to present it. Bye...

    Palomar JonesPalomar Jones4 hari yang lalu
    • you are so smart Harry

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
  • Taiwan belongs to China !!!!!!!!Fuck you!!!!!!

    Cyou ChinCyou Chin4 hari yang lalu
    • Obviously, you're a spy from the Chinese government. Ordinary Chinese citizens cannot access western internet due to the "Great Firewall of China."

      RD MRD M4 hari yang lalu
  • I still feel Indian railways is huge interms of connectivity

    sarathi krishnasarathi krishna4 hari yang lalu
    • l wonder do your country's trains have toilets? enough seating for passengers.

      qiu fushengqiu fusheng2 hari yang lalu
  • Is good, because they dont care about if its profitable, just if can comunicate people/citys cheaply is worth. At least theres something goods in their politics system, no one would oppose a proyect

    sdprsdpr4 hari yang lalu
    • @Hqn N in most country's, it's commonly think about: the government money is people's money. Maybe not in China?

      sdprsdpr2 hari yang lalu
    • sdpr they don’t care because It’s not their money 💰.

      Hqn NHqn N4 hari yang lalu
  • China don't report any bad news such as delays and accidents.

    David ChanDavid Chan4 hari yang lalu
  • China has the infrastructure and the economy to beat Japan in launching the fastest ever train. At the moment bullet trains travel at a top speed of 270 mph. I would not be surprised to see bullet trains being launched soon which can travel up to 70% of a jumbo jet speed.

    sadat ssadat s4 hari yang lalu
  • ...I remember crossing CBP at Toronto airport. Does that mean there is a little portion of the Toronto airport belongs to US? (or maybe the whole Canada?:)

    Liwei SunLiwei Sun4 hari yang lalu
  • so much political issues added in this railway singular topics of China, showing how ridiculous and jealous of the Americans, by just mentioning how many problems that CCP is facing when dealing with their authorities and territory. That makes sense for the Americans and other NATO countries of feeling the breath with fresh air and superior of the democracy.

    Thanked JesusThanked Jesus4 hari yang lalu
    • @lcruz916 Sorry bro, but what this video also trying to convince political issues which is irrelevant to CHR

      Thanked JesusThanked JesusHari Yang lalu
    • you are ignorant man, wtf are you talking about? you know you are the one talking with jealousy?

      lcruz916lcruz9162 hari yang lalu
  • 0:56 what's that fucking map??

    Hiufung MokHiufung Mok4 hari yang lalu
  • Slave labor.

    Rich DRich D4 hari yang lalu
    • when Chinese were building the America railway , yes

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
  • Sure enough, Westerners don’t know why Chinese people want to build railways in Xinjiang and Tibet. Westerners only think of political reasons. The main reason is that for the transportation of resources, the use of railways is the most efficient method.

    Fumika MikawaFumika Mikawa5 hari yang lalu
  • Without a doubt China did a great job in building such a big infrastructure.. BUT this would not have been possible (or at least not in such short time) without technology transfer from Western Europe and Japan. The Chinese high speed trains were originally designed by Alstom, Siemens, Bombardier and the Japanese Shinkansen. The technology was then sold to China. The same applies to many other Chinese industries: without technology transfer they wouldn't be where they are now.

    Danilo BrancaleoneDanilo Brancaleone5 hari yang lalu
    • USA wouldnt have moon landing if not because Nazi germany scientists, didn't stop them being proud.

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
  • Asians should stop non-profit sex

    Naftii- hureNaftii- hure5 hari yang lalu
  • I'd prefer my one hundred year old city transits

    Robert GrahamRobert Graham5 hari yang lalu
  • You forgot to mention that China's highway system is starting to be overcrowded

    hsun79hsun795 hari yang lalu
  • Cali will find a way to double the cost per mile of rail.

    Joshua PerryJoshua Perry5 hari yang lalu
  • Wrong information! China stoled Japan technology for Bullet Trains ! China is technologies thieves! Great asshole thieves!!!

    今村エリザベス今村エリザベス5 hari yang lalu
    • which Japanese company said that?三菱?川崎?softbank?

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
  • ur forgetting. people who call out corruption and abuse of power in china cannot book a single ticket. due to the social credit system

    Norwegian SmoresNorwegian Smores5 hari yang lalu
  • wow china is doing so well. respect from mars.

    VASVAS5 hari yang lalu
  • They are so good because they have big Aims. Not like America who always kill humans and loot countries and take basic rights of millions of people.

    Aadil ChandAadil Chand5 hari yang lalu
  • 作者充满了对中国扁见的眼光看待问题

    桂旭暉桂旭暉5 hari yang lalu
    • 评论区比作者更甚百倍

      The last Petrol benderThe last Petrol bender2 hari yang lalu
  • Anything good about China, will be deem as dangerous to the value of West. The West just want to keep the rest of the world poor and up hold the Western Colonial past.

    Andy LimAndy Lim5 hari yang lalu
    • Lol no, we just don't like communist and you CCP supoorting lol. South Korea, Japan, are doing just fine under "Western values"

      Jason MoyJason Moy4 hari yang lalu
  • Taiwan also belongs to China map, Fuck the editor!

    Chris ChenChris Chen6 hari yang lalu
  • Do you know why there is no high-speed rail in America? Because China stole it from the United States.

    刘思佳刘思佳6 hari yang lalu
  • I live in China and the is so fast

    connie Jiangconnie Jiang6 hari yang lalu
  • Leave it up to liberal politicians who get bribed by oil companies, Auto manufacturers, and Boeing not to build bullet trains. Douche bags in local and state governments also don’t want trains as it makes no revenues for their towns (trains don’t stop there).

    James YJames Y6 hari yang lalu
  • Good video! But Taiwan is a part of China, which didn't show in the China map....

    MacrostoneMacrostone6 hari yang lalu
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