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Old 08-04-2016, 01:28 PM   #26
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If you think China's technology and efficiency is so good, perhaps I should remind you of the Chinese high speed trains disastrous safety history and shoddy construction?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_R...speed#Accident
One fucking accident


Or if you think Hong Kong's MTR technology is so advanced, may I remind you how it was introduced during the British colonial era? and how its service quality has now deteriorated to an abysmal level with frequent train failures, and highly dubious purchases of Mainland China-made trains and parts that do not live up to the expected safety standards?

It was a government corporation until privatization took it to the shit hole? Maybe government run corporations are they key to systems providing public service?

Our Skytrains fail often enough as well, but we haven't deteriorated into that sorry a state yet, but we might be heading in that direction if we -- as citizens -- don't stop the provincially proposed plan to purchase Mainland China-made Skytrains.

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If you ever go hiking anywhere in BC, take a look around you and think about why we can still enjoy all this beautiful nature. And now go look at the multi-coloured chemical rivers that you see in China, or better yet

Britannia Creek, Mount polley, tar sands?

-- look at the massively failed Three Gorges Dam project and the various natural disasters it has caused.

Hey, we are building the site C soon

And then turn to look at the demise of the Chinese white dophin situation in Hong Kong -- it is unfolding right in front of our eyes. When there is no democracy, no public consultation, no business case analysis, disaster is what you get.

Oh damm we got the HST and look what happened after the referendum. 3 Billion down the drain
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:07 PM   #27
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That's the one everyone knew about. I suggest that you do some googling to see what other problems plague the Chinese highspeed trains. I'll give you a few to start -- railway sinking, top speed problems, track and train durability / reliability issues, to name a few. For something that's easier to look up information on, just look at the massive wastage that has been repeatedly stalling in the HK-China high speed train.

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It was a government corporation until privatization took it to the shit hole? Maybe government run corporations are they key to systems providing public service?
Please don't pretend to be naive -- the HKSAR government is the single largest shareholder of the HK MTR Corp. For all practical purposes, it can easily be viewed as a gov corp.

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Did you know that the NASA's spaceshuttle programs ran on ancient computer technology as well? So what's your point?

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If you think the scale of Site C can even be remotely comparable to the Three Gorges Dam Project...

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Oh damm we got the HST and look what happened after the referendum. 3 Billion down the drain
And how many billions of questionable / illicit funds have been funneled out of China and into Vancouver?

And again, nobody ever says democracy is problem free. All it means it there are checks and balances in place to prevent it from massively fxxking up on a repeated basis, and that is precisely what a dictatorship / authoritarian government lacks.

Don't try to defend China when they have obviously fxxked up. It just shows how ignorant you are.

I don't even know why I am wasting time to bother with you when it is crystal clear which system is superior.
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That's the one everyone knew about. I suggest that you do some googling to see what other problems plague the Chinese highspeed trains. I'll give you a few to start -- railway sinking, top speed problems, track and train durability / reliability issues, to name a few. For something that's easier to look up information on, just look at the massive wastage that has been repeatedly stalling in the HK-China high speed train.

Engineer faults happen all over the world. The city spent a year redoing pipe on the road, they redid it a year later because they messed up.

China is all done on their end, its Hong Kong that's stalling.


Please don't pretend to be naive -- the HKSAR government is the single largest shareholder of the HK MTR Corp. For all practical purposes, it can easily be viewed as a gov corp.

major shareholder big fucking whoop, its still a public company

You can take your money and put it in the company if you want.


Did you know that the NASA's spaceshuttle programs ran on ancient computer technology as well? So what's your point?

they did some what upgrade it in 1991 NASA - Shuttle Computers Navigate Record of Reliability

theres a reason its not flying now



If you think the scale of Site C can even be remotely comparable to the Three Gorges Dam Project...

Fine, its a smaller dam


And how many billions of questionable / illicit funds have been funneled out of China and into Vancouver?

Isn't that good for canada whos gonna feed all those realtors


And again, nobody ever says democracy is problem free. All it means it there are checks and balances in place to prevent it from massively fxxking up on a repeated basis, and that is precisely what a dictatorship / authoritarian government lacks.

does our system have its checks and balances? is it a true democracy that fully represents the people? The american system is the best for checks and balances but look at medicaid

Don't try to defend China when they have obviously fxxked up. It just shows how ignorant you are.

who said I was defending china? Isn't a democracy where people can voice their views? Whatever floats your boat may not work with me, I have every right to say no. You don't have to accept it but I can do as I please.

I don't even know why I am wasting time to bother with you when it is crystal clear which system is superior.but you wasted time here
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a democracy would drive not only China into the ground but crumble the global economy

people want to point fingers and talk about human rights, well when you are able to maintain political stability while managing 1/7th of the worlds population and lift millions out of poverty - that is the biggest human rights justification and nothing short of a miracle
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a democracy would drive not only China into the ground but crumble the global economy

people want to point fingers and talk about human rights, well when you are able to maintain political stability while managing 1/7th of the worlds population and lift millions out of poverty - that is the biggest human rights justification and nothing short of a miracle
If your definition of human rights includes forced abortion 7 months into pregnancy, or arresting parents for seeking justice and compensation for their baby formula poisoned children, I have nothing else to say.

Humans are not livestock that only needs to be fed and kept alive, but clearly, you lack the capacity to understand that.
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Chinese state media says that the 'straddling bus' is nothing more than a big scam: Shanghaiist
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If your definition of human rights includes forced abortion 7 months into pregnancy, or arresting parents for seeking justice and compensation for their baby formula poisoned children, I have nothing else to say.

Humans are not livestock that only needs to be fed and kept alive, but clearly, you lack the capacity to understand that.
oh ya that's totally what I meant to post
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btw forced abortion is against the law in China (and fyi there is no more one child policy)

what poor uneducated rural local officials do for vigilante justice or to coerce punishment for not paying fines is not representative of the central government

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Whats the benefit of this elevated bus though?

I know it's a new concept and kinda cool...but Tokyo, London, New York, Moscow, Paris,.. any congested cities around the world have been using subway and proven to be effective.

What if there's an accident? Also subways are great for snow/cold weather too. Not that it would matter in warm country like China but still..
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“The managers from the company have long drifted away, and I am unable to contact them,” said an unidentified guard.
I love the guards dedication, he's probably not even getting paid anymore, and he just keeps showing up to guard the governments enormous failure.
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Would someone please remind me? What kind of thing in China is not fake?
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