What's in the News

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2835 on: July 07, 2021, 07:13:58 PM »
Chinese official declares Beijing has targeted Australian goods as economic punishment

A Chinese official has openly declared that Beijing has singled out Australia for economic punishment, saying the federal government cannot profit from China while "smearing" it.

China's government has hit several Australian industries with economic sanctions, imposing hefty tariffs on Australian barley and wine exports while throwing up barriers to several other products including timber, lobster and coal.

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When he was asked about a drop in Australian agricultural exports to China, Mr Zhao made it clear Beijing had deliberately targeted Australian goods.

"Mutual respect is the foundation and safeguard of practical cooperation between countries," he said.

"We will not allow any country to reap benefits from doing business with China while groundlessly accusing and smearing China and undermining China's core interests based on ideology."...



See now this is respectable.

It's not true, of course. It's far less about Australia than it is about splitting power blocs.

But coming out and announcing a firm moral position? Good for them.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2836 on: July 20, 2021, 04:58:22 PM »
The existing high speed trains are great, but they could be even better - like this:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202107/1228998.shtml

The world's first high-speed maglev transportation system running at a speed of 600 kilometers per hour will make its public debut in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, on Tuesday.

Now we just have to see where the new maglev lines get installed.

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2837 on: July 21, 2021, 06:00:36 AM »
The existing high speed trains are great, but they could be even better - like this:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202107/1228998.shtml

The world's first high-speed maglev transportation system running at a speed of 600 kilometers per hour will make its public debut in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, on Tuesday.

Now we just have to see where the new maglev lines get installed.

agagagagag

That would be much better than the plane as well because you don't have to land and takeoff.

Maglev from Shanghai to London please

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Re: What's in the News
« Reply #2838 on: July 21, 2021, 04:36:11 PM »
I saw an article about a proposed high speed train tunnel under the Bering Straight.  Might be fun to take a train from China all the way into the US.  Economy class high speed rail seats are much more generous than economy class airline seats.
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