原文标题：High speed rail track in China collapses after heavy rains
BEIJING: Adding to the woes of China's beleaguered railway sector, a section of a new high-speed rail track in central China's Hubei province collapsed possibly due to persistent rains, prompting authorities to rush hundreds of workers for its repair.
The Hanyi High-speed Railway, which links the provincial capital Wuhan and Yichang city, is expected to open in May. But part of it has already collapsed after test runs, amid persistent rains.
The roadbed of a 300-metre section rail in Qianjiang city collapsed on Friday.
Workers said that heavy rains in the past few days may have caused the problem, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today.
The 291-km Hanyi railway, constructed by the China Railway's 12th Bureau Group Co., will be a major high-speed rail in central China.
The Railways Ministry, which has been under fire for lax safety standards, has said it remained committed to high-speed rail.
15 Mar, 2012 07:31 AM
oh man, didn't they sell the metro to mumbai? i don't know..... about this... i don't mind my shoes/comp being made there, but i don't trust the metro system made there, it may be high tech... but quality is not there... mumbai should of have contracted a japnese comapany
John (Hong Kong)
13 Mar, 2012 10:53 PM
I have heard the number of people got kill in Mumbai metro system is 8,000 body per year, is that true?
Mannu (Mumbai) replies to John
14 Mar, 2012 05:32 PM
It is true. This includes those killed when they felled from over-crowded trains hanging out from doors and from the roof tops and also slum dwellers who reside alongs the train tracks, as well as the unlucky ones who craps along rail tracks when the train passes by.
13 Mar, 2012 09:03 AM
I guess it is easy to laugh other's failures when you don't have even something, you could laugh at USA's failure in space shuttles, you could laugh at China's high speed train ... but show me where is your high speed Train with speed of 350km per hour ? you don't get any, and you laugh at China's accidents, what a loser, who always dream of world power!
Sports man (Sports field)
12 Mar, 2012 11:11 PM
The government of india should make eating non veg compulsary till the age of 18 for both boys and girls then only india can win medals in sports like China. Remember china came first in olympics. Indian are not able to win even one medal and this RSS was to just create some political issue and some of his chamchas want to fight with out any reason.
ruliaram5 (delhi) replies to Sports man
13 Mar, 2012 03:20 AM
The non vegetarian eating muslim population did equally bad in the last olympics Most of the times you people talk through your A$$ and it stinks.
Deepak (Bangalore) replies to ruliaram5
13 Mar, 2012 11:53 AM
Javagal Srinath was a pure vegetarian when he joined Indian Cricket team. I remember a interview when he said that he will start eating meat as eating just veg was not giving him the required strength to play and then he started eating meat. You can check this. In case of Muslims the energy is directed elsewhere and not sports or other good activities and I need not elaborate further on this!
12 Mar, 2012 07:09 PM
Same like cheap chinese goods. Use and throw. The tracks they built will be good only for short periods.
12 Mar, 2012 05:25 PM
When anything bad happens in China or Pakistan, instead of feeling sympathetic, I am somehow glad since both of these countries have attacked India unprovoked in the past and may do so again in the future. I guess I consider them to be enemies and I hate them. Pakistan has nothing to be envious about, but yes, I guess I am envious of the progress China has made in leaps and bounds and surpassed us in every way. Granted that we are a democracy versus China being an autocracy, and I still would not want to live in China under any circumstance, yet, we cannot deny that at the end of the day their progress in becoming a world power both economically and militarily in such a short period is indeed remarkable and noteworthy.
May be it is wishful thinking, but if these two demons would leave us alone, we too can concentrate more on development and infrastructure and less on defense, I would not hate them as much. It is no use saying, "It is just the government and not the people" and of course there are bound to be some good people everywhere, but I speak of the general masses here. I have dealt with the Chinese people and found them to be mean, greedy, and deceptive, while the Pakistanis seen in the news and on TV come across as so fanatic, cruel and backwards. No doubt we Indians are not without our faults and character flaws either but at least we are not out threatening either of these two countries which are incessantly hostile to us in every sphere. I am talking out loud here and wondering if many other Indians feel the same way as I do. Give me an "Agree/Disagree" expressing your thoughts on the same please.
Naveen (Kochi) replies to Devinder
12 Mar, 2012 05:50 PM
I do agree on some parts. But I myself have lived in China for a year and found the Chinese (general masses) to be quite friendly. I have had bad experiences with the Chinese but it is not worse than what a foreigner would face in India. all the same their international poilicies especially regarding India should need to change and they need to be less threatening. Pakistan also must need to understand their limitations. Just asking for more land out of Kashmir is not what they should be doing. Please look at the rest of your Country. Having said this, i do have some good pakistani friends. Normal people trying to live a life same like any common man in India.
About our Country, I am sorry to say this but we are not the best neighbours. Our international policies towards friendlies such as Nepal and bangladesh and sri Lanka is not showing progress. There is a considerable amount of negative feeling towards India in Bangladesh because of the border killings and abductions by BSF (printed on a Bangladesh News supplement). And somehow we have learned to look down on Nepalis and Bangladeshis. We need to change ourselves as well.
12 Mar, 2012 02:34 PM
At least the Chinese identified and speedily dealt with their problems.
12 Mar, 2012 02:32 PM
To all those advocating fast forward reforms - this is a good lesson to take a leaf out of China's experiences? Not that the China was wrong, but these incidents are typical of mistakes that happen when the growth engine heats up faster than what it can handle. We can close our eyes to this reality at our own peril. In India's case, unless we get our basics right : Running the existing slow trains properly without accidents, start using high quality infrastructure, bringing in a quality-conscious mindset at the grass roots level, bullet trains shall soon turn out to be a misery.
12 Mar, 2012 12:39 PM
Atleast they doesn't depend on foreign imports. They are self sufficient in manufacturing any thing though they copy. But we Indians just do nothing but bloging and bragging.
ashu (Hindusthan) replies to Shah
12 Mar, 2012 01:42 PM
Shah bhai Indians can do much better than them - only thing is our Government and its policies - Just compare Interest rate in China - Labour policy in Chinese industry - availability of infra structure - Taxation and then you will know who is behind India's backwardness - The ones being governed or the ones who are governing.
Openyoureyes (Outofindia) replies to ashu
13 Mar, 2012 01:48 AM
Don't blame the govt blame the people. The worth of a nation does not depend on a few clever people, it depends on the masses. Does this explain India's predicament ?
sapphire0999 (ch) replies to ashu
12 Mar, 2012 06:50 PM
If our Goverment does this... If our policies were better...If we had worked better.. EVerything remains an if. The reason why it has not come out of the 'if' perhaps can explain the difference between China's and India's present situation.
12 Mar, 2012 12:13 PM
If this is the state of their products and infrastructure , then we can take comfort of the stare of their defense equipments. A clear analysis of the degradation in quality of consumer good points towards china. 20 yrs back a made in india CTV(20') was costing 10000/- and had life of 20 yrs, with 5 yr warranty. After chinese manufacturing boom the the same is costing 4000/- , life of 2 yrs with no guarantee .
Deepak (Bangalore) replies to mil
12 Mar, 2012 12:50 PM
But 20 years back all the parts inside were imported from Japan, Korea and Taiwan!. Now everything is imported from China even the simple iron box Bajaj is selling by putting Made in India tag is actually made in China including the tag! In reality we dont make anything and just import them from China with the made in India label and sell them here! Take any product you can imagine and do some research, you will be shocked.
Rajendra (HK) replies to Deepak
12 Mar, 2012 02:40 PM
Chinese don't like to buy any expensive items (it may be Baby milk, Jewellary or Electronic items). People who have money like to buy from outside China. I am in China and I like to buy any electronic items in India.....I think you understand the reality....If you want I can buy iphone-5 (already available in China market)for you for Rs5000/-. But you should not call me again. Try to avoid under estimating yourself. That mindset will spoil happiness of your whole family....Just think how to improve yourself.
Deepak replies to Rajendra
12 Mar, 2012 05:27 PM
You are far removed from reality! Thats your problem!. I have only said what I have seen. If you are buying products from India, then please open and check, Everything inside is made in China. I am more patriotic than you. Just showing your patriotism doesnt improve things. If you think we are doing great then you are doing disservice to your country and we will never improve because we think all is well.
12 Mar, 2012 11:41 AM
China should develop two batches of workers...one who develop stuff for themselves and the other for exports which are obviously substandard. Else this will continue to be common occurance in the country
sts (India) replies to Nishant
12 Mar, 2012 02:40 PM
hahahaha.....hilarious, but its true.
12 Mar, 2012 11:28 AM
No matter how much the Chineese imitate and keep copying......"Made in China" would always be the same.....substandard always!!!!!!
Kedar (Japan) replies to Sunil
12 Mar, 2012 01:40 PM
Your and other people remarks about Chinese products being substandard is true. BUT its true to just today's context. if you look back.. 30 years before Made in japan was consideredsame as Made in China today.. so its a matter of time.. they will improve and come to same level as you consider about Japan. Important is to keep moving forward and continuous improvement.. We Indians need to start and be not afraid of mistakes.. important is "MADE IN INDIA"
Bala (Tokyo) replies to Kedar
12 Mar, 2012 05:21 PM
Buddy Made in Japan was of highest quality always right from the start even thirty years back. Right from the time Japan introduced high speed railway there has been no fatal accidents. China has already 3 accidents apart from this incident.
Iknow (Tokyo) replies to Bala
13 Mar, 2012 03:23 AM
Are your licking Japanese boots to get fair Japanese girl ?
Shama (Japan) replies to Bala
12 Mar, 2012 09:07 PM
Maybe You forgot over 100 peoples dead in 2005 in Japan in the railway trafic accident.
Bala replies to Shama
12 Mar, 2012 10:20 PM
1) The amgasaki accident involves a local train. 3) Chinese bullet trains had fatal accidents 3 times in 5 years and I am not including this incident mentioned in the article. the topic in discussion is high spped rail network.
CNN (US) replies to Bala
13 Mar, 2012 02:58 AM
What news do you listen to ? News India ? Learn to read and understand first. There isn't even a derailment here, if anything this indicates Chinese vigilence. Is local train a train ?
Deepak (Bangalore) replies to Sunil
12 Mar, 2012 12:59 PM
Our things are collapsing even before they are completed! No rains are required! See our defence sector, LCA, Arjun Tank, Nag missile, Saras aircraft etc etc are not even inducted or successfull! why point fingers at them? lets first set our house in order. And one more thing, just see the back of your computer, Keyboard, Mouse, Card reader, Mobile which you are using to write the above mail, I am sure they are all Made in China!
pagaldesi (bandra west) replies to Deepak
12 Mar, 2012 02:39 PM
chinese food is still the best!
V (Blore) replies to pagaldesi
12 Mar, 2012 05:03 PM
yes. easy the next day morning in the toilet .. no groaning or moarning .. comes out easily