Off topic, but really on topic. It affects North American Railroads in so many ways.

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Off topic, but really on topic. It affects North American Railroads in so many ways.
Posted by Gramp on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 4:23 PM

Take a look at this article.  Be it supplying transportation for heavy industry, long-distance double stacks, or the electronics of locomotives and PTC.

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/how-to-meet-the-strategic-challenge-posed-by-china/

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 7:20 AM

Hillsdale College is noted for its very conservative outlook.  This opinion piece, while willing to point out uncomfortable truths, also indulges in a certain amount of wishful thinking.

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Posted by alphas on Saturday, April 07, 2018 1:42 PM

At least this article basically tells how what has been and what is now happening in China as well as their approach to the world in language that the average reader can understand.    From my many years of working in higher education I doubt few universities would even publish an article like this as it doen't "fit in" with the overwhelming emphasis on diversity.    Especially since China, usually, via China companies, has begun to provide some grants/gifts to US universities. 

  Incidentially, one thing the author doesn't mention is the ever increasing influence China has over many universities, both private and public (all public universities love any student paying out-of-state tuition as such students provide up a significant source of income to them).     Most of the major univesities also have extended learning/continuing education clases in China.    From my experiences, very few of their students are in anything but science or engineering majors [I include Agriculture and technology majors as part of them].

 

  

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, April 07, 2018 2:09 PM

The mentality still exists here of all the 3rd rate movies of the 30's, 40's & 50's that portrayed China as backward society and a country consumed by the opium dens that Colonialism foisted upon the Chinese people in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.  The same kind of discounting of Chinese occurred during the Chairman Mao era - except for their military prowess during the Korean police action.

Once the Chinese accepted the personal profit motive in their otherwise communist politics the have been a world wide economic force to be reckoned with.  The current tarriff tiff is looking at China in its 19th Century view not the 21st Century reality.

         

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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Saturday, April 07, 2018 3:52 PM

China is muscleing in on the power vacume left by the west.

Now they are building railroads,roads and miitary bases to fill in what we left behind.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, April 09, 2018 12:38 AM

They are supplying the rolling stock for the Tel Aviv so-called "Light Rail."  So-called because it is constructed more like a Metro, no street running, no grade crossings, much underground with subway stations, and most of the rest elevated with elevated stations.  Yet they are buying Chinese low-floor cars, more expensive to buy and maintain than high-floor.

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:35 PM

alphas
From my many years of working in higher education I doubt few universities would even publish an article like this as it doen't "fit in" with the overwhelming emphasis on diversity.  

1. Hillsdale College is ultra-right.  They have a professor who wrote a piece denouncing Teddy Roosevelt as the American version of Lenin!
2. Real academics aren't published by their university, but in peer-reviewed academic journals and by university presses which are quite separate from the home university.

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