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First world facilities, Third world mindset

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China is like Malaysia having first world facilities, third world mindset.

Japan bullet train was in operational since 1964, and yet not a single collide accident is recorded.

Several fallacies I see from this accident,

1. China bullet train is not all-weather train, lightning strikes can stop its train on the railway.

2. No or (faulty if any) anti-collision system in place.

3. Poor maintenance works make item 1 and 2 fail during operation.

Deadly Chinese bullet train crash spawns anger, safety concerns

A small boy is found alive in the wreckage the day after one bullet train rear-ended another, killing at least 43 people and injuring more than 200 in China’s Zhejiang province. Three officials are fired amid a firestorm of criticism of the nation’s high-speed rail system.

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times

July 24, 2011, 8:57 a.m. Reporting from Beijing— A toddler was discovered alive a day after two bullet trains collided in eastern China in a deadly incident that has intensified concerns about the country’s vaunted high-speed rail system.

The official New China News Agency said a boy was found unconscious by firefighters inside the wreckage Sunday […]