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Old May 18th, 2015, 02:36 AM   #9401
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OMG! That is GREAT. Loved it.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 05:09 AM   #9402
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I ... what ...

This is totally awesome. But also totally wtf?

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Old May 18th, 2015, 06:18 AM   #9403
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Most Chinese grew up watching Japanese animations like Astroboy(铁臂阿童木), Dragon Ball(七龙珠), SLAM DUNK(灌篮高手), Guyver(强殖装甲), etc.
Although Moe(萌) is not my thing(a lot content would've been banned in other countries, explained here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fyhyv), I still find when combined with railway, it's got a certain appeal, provided it's legal.

Disclaimer: the model in the pictures is over 18 years old.
(For the confused people, the model in the picture cosplaying a character who represents the CRH380B train, ie. the character is the humanized CRH380B)


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Old May 18th, 2015, 06:37 AM   #9404
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I can't seem to find a railway or train in this picture.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 07:08 AM   #9405
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Most Chinese grew up watching Japanese animations like Astroboy(铁臂阿童木), Dragon Ball(七龙珠), SLAM DUNK(灌篮高手), Guyver(强殖装甲), etc.
Although Moe(萌) is not my thing(a lot content would've been banned in other countries, explained here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fyhyv), I still find when combined with railway, it's got a certain appeal, provided it's legal.

Disclaimer: the model in the pictures is over 18 year old.
In dress that decent, wouldn´t she be legal regardless of whether she´s over 18?

Also: how common or rare in China are adult women shorter than 150 cm?
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Old May 18th, 2015, 09:50 AM   #9406
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In dress that decent, wouldn´t she be legal regardless of whether she´s over 18?

Also: how common or rare in China are adult women shorter than 150 cm?
Most women I meet are over 150, I would say the average height is closer to 160cm (about 5' 3") and even 165 isn't that uncommon. My guess for under 150 (5') is like 10% or something.

Also, the red seats the girl is sitting in are the business class seats at the very front of the train. I've used them once before when my carriage on the Wuhan to Shenzhen train was devoid of people, so I snuck in and sat there until Changsha when the seats became full.

Also why she isn't cosplaying any of the three moe characters?

也。。。她们叫“中国萌”吗? 哈哈
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Old May 18th, 2015, 10:53 AM   #9407
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Old May 18th, 2015, 01:54 PM   #9408
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Most women I meet are over 150, I would say the average height is closer to 160cm (about 5' 3") and even 165 isn't that uncommon. My guess for under 150 (5') is like 10% or something.
But adult women under 150 cm are not rare either. Note that on Chinese railways "child" is defined by height, under 150 cm... does it mean short adult women get the child discount?
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Also, the red seats the girl is sitting in are the business class seats at the very front of the train.
How big is the child discount? Half the second class seat price off any class full price, from what I´ve read.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 06:29 PM   #9409
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But adult women under 150 cm are not rare either. Note that on Chinese railways "child" is defined by height, under 150 cm... does it mean short adult women get the child discount?
Haha, no.

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How big is the child discount? Half the second class seat price off any class full price, from what I´ve read.
Half of the accompanying adult's ticket.

This is what the official China Rail website has to say;

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2. 儿童如何购买车票?
一名成年人旅客可以免费携带一名身高不足1.2米的儿童。如果身高不足1.2米的儿童超过一名时,一名儿童免费,其他儿童请购买儿童票。儿童身高为1.2~1.5米的,请购买儿童票;超过1.5米的,请购买全价座票.

成年人旅客持卧铺车票时,儿童可以与其共用一个卧铺,并按上述规定免费或购票。

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4. 儿童票价享受哪些优惠?
儿童票可享受客票、加快票和空调票的优惠,儿童票票价按相应客票和附加票公布票价的50%计算。免费乘车及持儿童票乘车的儿童单独使用卧铺时,另收全价卧铺票价,有空调时还另收半价空调票票价。儿童票的座别与成年人旅客的车票相同,到站不能远于成年人旅客车票的到站。
- Children travel for free if they are under 120 cm (4')
- Children travel for 50% if they are between 120 cm and 150 cm (4' to 5')

Also if you are a student, you might be eligible for a 50% discount as well. If you are a solider or veteran, you can travel for free! All you need if life long service in the PLA ...
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Old May 18th, 2015, 08:51 PM   #9410
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Old May 18th, 2015, 11:39 PM   #9411
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Also why she isn't cosplaying any of the three moe characters?

也。。。她们叫“中国萌”吗? 哈哈

Hopefully one day she will.

"铁道娘"or"铁道少女"collectively, each one has their own name as well.











Cosplay on Naning-Guangzhou railway inauguration day

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Old May 19th, 2015, 12:16 AM   #9412
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Okay, I don't mean to be a severe party pooper here (but I have to). Let's not take this tooooo far.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 12:53 AM   #9413
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Old May 19th, 2015, 02:46 AM   #9414
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Okay, I don't mean to be a severe party pooper here (but I have to). Let's not take this tooooo far.
I beg to disagree!
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Old May 19th, 2015, 07:08 AM   #9415
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Haha, no.



Half of the accompanying adult's ticket.

This is what the official China Rail website has to say;



- Children travel for free if they are under 120 cm (4')
- Children travel for 50% if they are between 120 cm and 150 cm (4' to 5')

Also if you are a student, you might be eligible for a 50% discount as well. If you are a solider or veteran, you can travel for free! All you need if life long service in the PLA ...
Student of what?
What is the maximum age for the child discount, for teenagers under 150 cm, provided that she does not qualify for the student discount?
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Old May 19th, 2015, 01:49 PM   #9416
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Who builds these projects? Mostly local or foreign companies? And, how do you monitor and complete such big projects so fast and on time so often? Do they use a lot of advanced technology?
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Old May 19th, 2015, 02:40 PM   #9417
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The projects aren't delivered on time as often as you'd think - and throwing manpower at a project tends to speed up the completion time quite a lot.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 02:45 PM   #9418
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Who builds these projects? Mostly local or foreign companies? And, how do you monitor and complete such big projects so fast and on time so often? Do they use a lot of advanced technology?
Are you serious??

If you are referring to HSR in China it's built by CSR and CNR, that's the majority of the HSR network in the world. For your information they are both SOEs.

They have a lot of experience building HSR in all conditions, combined with a srious work ethic and good organization with the possible exception of HK .

HSR is advanced technology in motion literal sense, HSR can't operate with it. If you don't believe draw up a list of countries with existing HSR networks amd see how many of them are advanced or wealthy .

The Chinese are bidding to build a HSR in India among others.
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Old May 19th, 2015, 03:57 PM   #9419
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Who builds these projects? Mostly local or foreign companies? And, how do you monitor and complete such big projects so fast and on time so often? Do they use a lot of advanced technology?
1, Surveying, designing, construction of HSR done by CRCC(China Railway Construction Corporation) and CREC(China Railway Engineering Corporation),
Rolling stocks supplied by CSR and CNR

2, A few big stations designed by foreign architects, and foreign construction supervision companies involved in the first several HSR projects.
Some key parts of HSR rolling stock supplied by foreign companies.

3, Years of industrializtion enabled almost every part of the HSR can be sourced locally and cheaply and mass-produced.
Years of urbanization transformed tens of millions of farmers into civil engineering workers.
Several big transportation universities and state R&D centres supply thousands of technicians and project managers every year.
Almost everyone involved pulling in the same direction, public demand better transportation between big cities, industry demands new market for their products,
central government needs sustainable projects to stimulate economy.
Only resistance comes from people either oppose any government led project or sponsored by certain groups who don't want to see HSR succeeding.

4, Quite a lot, but been made simpler to apply in a much larger scale, so multiple projects can be constructed as same time.


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Also, one more facter been very helpful is technology sharing and cooperation within state owned companies and bureaus.
If a better method of tunnelling is developed and proven, it will soon be shared by all the contractors, same goes with project management, bridge building, designing, etc.
That's why sometimes foreign companies found it's hard competing with chinese state owned firms, since essentially they are competing against a whole country.
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Old May 20th, 2015, 07:22 AM   #9420
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Why are there no OVERNIGHT HSR trains?


For the sake of safety concern...no overnight bullet trains
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