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Poll: PRC vs. USA (19 member(s) have cast votes)

When will China surpass the USA?

  1. They already have (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. 2018-2024 (9 votes [47.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.37%

  3. 2025-2029 (7 votes [36.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.84%

  4. After 2030 (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  5. Never (1 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

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China's space program is going to be interesting to watch. They're in a position where money doesn't appear to be an object, but they don't have nearly as much experience as Russia or the US. They seem to be trying a huge range of things. In two decades they'll have put a man in space by themselves, launched a rover, several satellites, a moon sample return mission, and a space station. It's like they're mad they missed the Space Race so they're trying to fit their own in. In about one third the time.
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For the past decade, Chinese officials have urged media and entertainment companies to be more competitive, but also chastised some subsequent attempts when they have diverged from the ruling Communist Party line. In the case of television production, the government is battling the growth of shows inspired by Western successes — content the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has at times blasted as "low taste" and "vulgar."

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...lash-shows.html

Talk about hypocrisy.
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Thread moved. Could you please post news and current events in the news forum, rather than future politics/culture? Thanks.
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How is this not future politics tho?
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It's a current event.

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Voters in Taiwan have been going to the polls to elect a new president, in a contest that will shape the island's key relationship with China.

From http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-16557209

Hopefully they can improve their island by getting the population jobs etc and improve relations with China.
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U.S. Commuter Trains Vs China Commuter Trains

China’s Ministry of Railways is going to spend $300 billion on transportation systems through 2020. The U.S. committed about $8 billion in similar projects. Meanwhile, Amtrak’s high speed Acela train loses power while “racing” through Connecticut from New York City to Boston because the tracks are not upgraded to take the train to its full 150mph potential.


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This is how Chinese people get to work in big cities.
It's also how they commute between two major urban
centers like Shanghai and Beijing.



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These are the trains the average person takes from
Boston to Providence, or from Boston to New York
every day. The conductor often has to use his bare feet
like Fred Flintstone to get the train going...



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Beijing subway, Olympic Line.


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New York's No. 7 pulling into glamorous 42nd Street.
What century is this?


Read more - http://www.forbes.co...ommuter-trains/

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I agree with you wjfox,this situation is a shame and ridiculous,the trains of United states should be more high-tech than those of china's.After all,they are much more developed...

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Croatian Railways, USA eat your heart out :D


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Croatian Railways, USA eat your heart out :D


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Brazil should have a train like this,but its trains systems are in precarie conditions and most of the population travel by bus or airplanes.

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We're extending the light rail here in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis.
It'll run right in the middle of it all. From downtown Minneapolis, across the university and into the dark abyss-ah... I mean St. Paul!
I'm very excited about the project, even though it'll be completed after I finish school, so I probably won't use it as much as I would if it was done by now.

There's some talk about even building it south west too, but we'll see if that pans out.

Edited by shane_allen, 25 February 2012 - 01:30 AM.

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US, EU and Japan challenge China on rare earths at WTO

The US, Japan and the European Union have filed a case against China at the World Trade Organization, challenging its restrictions on rare earth exports.

US President Barack Obama announced the filing at the White House, accusing China of breaking agreed WTO rules.

Beijing has set quotas for exports of rare earths, which are critical to the manufacture of high-tech products from hybrid cars, to flat-screen TVs.

It is the first WTO case to be filed jointly by the US, EU and Japan.

They argue that by limiting exports, China, which produces more than 95% of the world's rare earth metals, has pushed up prices.

Read more - http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-17348648


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Sometimes it sucks to have something others want...
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fantastico !

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China's space program is going to be interesting to watch. They're in a position where money doesn't appear to be an object, but they don't have nearly as much experience as Russia or the US. They seem to be trying a huge range of things. In two decades they'll have put a man in space by themselves, launched a rover, several satellites, a moon sample return mission, and a space station. It's like they're mad they missed the Space Race so they're trying to fit their own in. In about one third the time.


Well maybe China wants to learn and research things,I hope they do like send a man into space an stuff like that.Maybe one day they would be the first ones to travel OUT side of our solar system,I bet it's possible!

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There ambitious but at the moment years behind. The space stations will be something like the russian MIR. They also have it easier, because they can use modern computers and programs. I would say there are around the same level private companys in the US are now. However, they have a very low failure rate in rocket launches and there are some oversea-chinese experts from the US in their team. With the end of the ISS program around 2020 they could have the only space station in space for a while. And they thinking about a moon colony around 2030.

Edited by tornado64, 12 May 2012 - 08:10 PM.


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Why reinvent the wheel? If someone has technology you buy it, then use and move on. Reinventing stuff that was already created doesn't really make that much sense. That is why we have things like schools. You don't try to figure out everything by yourself, people teach it to you. If other countries are offering to help you out, or sell you stuff I say go for it.

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China is relatively isolated with their space program, the US don't want to cooperate with them, this excludes them from the ISS. They cooperate with Germany and Russia the most at the moment, but they have to figure out a lot by themselves.

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Its true the metro lines in China make even Australia (my home) look like a welfare case. Whats worse people, the shortsighted simpletons in government want to even tear down the last vestige of modernity in my hometown of Sydney. The Sydney monorail is set to be decommissioned by June 30 2013. A crying shame.

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I agree with you wjfox,this situation is a shame and ridiculous,the trains of United states should be more high-tech than those of china's.After all,they are much more developed...

 
The population of the US is just to spread out. We have some states that are larger than entire countries. Now if we took everyone in California and put them inside New York, I bet we would have a great rail line there.







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