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Nearly 150 years after American railroads brought in thousands of Chinese laborers to build rail lines across the West, China is poised once again to play a role in American rail construction. But this time, it would be an entirely different role: supplying the technology, equipment and engineers to build high-speed rail lines.
Chinese government has signed cooperation agreements with the State of California and General Electric to help build such lines. The agreements, both of which are preliminary, show Ch
China is not the only country interested in selling high-speed rail equipment to the United States. Japan, Germany, South Korea, Spain, France and Italy have also approached California’s High Speed Rail Authority.
Originally posted by MBF
This country has gone to pot. This is claimed to be the greatest nation in the world, but we have sat on our rear ends and not only let the rest of the world catch up, but some of it to pass us as far as technology is concerned. Japan graduates 5 times as many engineers every year as we do with less than half our population. It's just sad.