China building high speed rail to Moscow

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This is really suprising to know in a good way. The train would sure be a technological marvel. I don't like China really. I think that whatever that they do is only to get them inch closer to their plan to dominate the world. But this one, I like it despite the big involvement of China because I like technology and science and whoever brings out the more in them, is one worth my admiration.
 

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I think this could be an important step to bringing people together and preventing a conflict in the near future. When two or more countries are in a mutually beneficial relationship they are less inclined to fight over resources, land, etc. I just hope Africa sees something out of this.
 

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I'm not 100% sure that the chinese have bringing the people and the world together, in mind when they first announced this.

This will play a major role of a way to export into Europe via Russia instead of using other costlier methods.

Maybe I'm just being a little cynical but I doubt China would do anything unless it made financial sense to their economy.
 

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China will become the world leader in supplying the world with cheap goods. It's amazing that the world has fallen for it. We have single handedly given the China so much power. Now are in fear that they gotten so big that they are now a military threat.
 

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China have been the leader in supplying cheap goods to the world for a long time already, people don't seem to look at the great scheme of things.

I'd say export, is probably THE main industry where China is concerned, and that is the fault of all the countries for not limiting that right from the start.
 

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It's heartwarming for me to read such a title because it portrays the value of friendship. That physical connection between 2 countries is a symbol of good things to come. Another thing going for that is the railway - I always dreamed of this for our country. The PNR (Philippine National Railways) used to have thousands of miles in terms of rails that were being used in the early part of the 1900s. But now just a hundred miles are left of that.
 

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I think this is really good news! Russia and China might not have the friendliest relationships, but this will offer multiple economic benefits to both countries. It will probably be a true technological wonder, too.
 

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This may benefit them economically, but over such a distance, maintenance will be a costly issue. I wonder if get have considered what winter will do to the rail line?
 

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This may benefit them economically, but over such a distance, maintenance will be a costly issue. I wonder if get have considered what winter will do to the rail line?
Good point! Do you think that the economic benefits of this high speed rail will outweigh the maintenance costs? It is, is this a good project at all?
 

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Hmm, this rings a bell. I know it's been in January and now it's July, but even to this date the construction of this railroad still surprises me a lot. They try to strenghten their relations in a time when they don't agree to a lot of things, and I find China is just too hypocrite even for China. Who the hell still doesn't recognize the undisputable right of a person to hold a private property? China, of course.
 

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I think this is really good news! Russia and China might not have the friendliest relationships, but this will offer multiple economic benefits to both countries. It will probably be a true technological wonder, too.
Ummm "good news" Do we really want the Russians and the Chinese joining forces? I would be leery of this one. Neither of them have proven to be friends of the U.S. and I would be a bit concerned that the two of them could join forces. Maybe I am just being a bit paranoid, but neither have been proven to be trustworthy.
 

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Hmm, this rings a bell. I know it's been in January and now it's July, but even to this date the construction of this railroad still surprises me a lot. They try to strenghten their relations in a time when they don't agree to a lot of things, and I find China is just too hypocrite even for China. Who the hell still doesn't recognize the undisputable right of a person to hold a private property? China, of course.
China is pretty smart, they know that Russia is a very strong country with nuclear power, even if they don't agree on a lot of issues they would rather have Russia as their ally. This kind of things are also an important message from China to the US saying: "We can live without you, can you live without me?".
I would love to ride that train despite I heavily dislike China.
 

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This is strategic planning to implement trade routes for food, medical supply items, and weaponry when needed. It also helps them move troops between the two countries faster if they do this. After selling off so many of the US bonds (we're talking over a hundred billion dollars worth of notes) and the establishment of BRICS, I'm certain that these are just the transportation routes and things they're willing to let be known and when push comes to shove economically, they're going to need it and then some to keep things going out there.
 

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With the present problem of Metro Manila's congested roads, I think the Philippines would welcome an offer from China to build trains railways here. My best bet is to connect Manila to Baguio City, a good 6-hours drive that would have a 2-hour travel time by an efficient railway system. Unfortunately, the Philippines and China are at odds over the Spratlys issue so that would just be a dream.
 

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