INTERESTING: China train to America

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/05/09/china-may-build-an-undersea-train-to-america/

China may build an undersea train to America
BY ISHAAN THAROOR
May 9 at 8:01 pm
Screengrab from Sina.com
Screengrab of China’s proposed global train routes from Sina.com

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China is planning to build a train line that would, in theory, connect Beijing to the United States. According to a report in the Beijing Times, citing an expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chinese officials are considering a route that would start in the country’s northeast, thread through eastern Siberia and cross the Bering Strait via a 125-mile long underwater tunnel into Alaska.

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To that end, Beijing has assiduously resurrected the narrative of the ancient Silk Road as well as given prime billing to the tales of China’s famed Ming dynasty treasure fleets, which sailed all across the Indian Ocean. Seen in such grand historic perspective, a tunnel to Alaska doesn’t seem too far-fetched.

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Sadly, the USA because of it’s debt, deficit, huge amount of diktats, and a crapy economy, there’s no “building” here.

No one does big project with big benefits.

Argh!

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