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Old February 6th, 2014, 11:53 AM   #381
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New Hangzhou East Railway Station / 杭州东站


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exterior Dong by astrowerx, on Flickr

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south-side Dong station by astrowerx, on Flickr

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north-side Dong station by astrowerx, on Flickr

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Old February 6th, 2014, 12:37 PM   #382
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Nothing beats Chinese steam trains travelling at 380 kph.

An American friend who came here this year told me how surprised he was when he saw HSR trains without people sitting on the roofs like he imagined there would be. When quizzed further he explained the photos of Chinese trains always had passengers on top of the train and assumed HSR was no exception.




US propaganda works even better than the Chinese one.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 03:44 PM   #383
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When quizzed further he explained the photos of Chinese trains always had passengers on top of the train and assumed HSR was no exception.
Maybe you can ask this American friend, where he did see these photos of people sitting on top of the trains.
My assumption is simply that this guy saw some photos of Indian train and mixep up India with China.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 07:04 PM   #384
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Nice picture of Hangzhou East....that Crocs store needs to go!
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Old February 6th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #385
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impressive stations! Big, modern, shiny and clean!
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Old February 6th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #386
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Nice picture of Hangzhou East....that Crocs store needs to go!
Why? Are the toilets really so clean in CRH trains?
Crocs are classier than the throwaway rice straw sandals many Chinese buy for going to to the bog on trains
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Old February 7th, 2014, 06:54 AM   #387
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Crocs are classier than the throwaway rice straw sandals many Chinese buy for going to to the bog on trains
Not really
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Old February 7th, 2014, 07:35 AM   #388
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omg skytrax will mistake this as airport.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 08:58 PM   #389
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This may sound a bit dumb, but why are train stations in China so big?
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #390
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This may sound a bit dumb, but why are train stations in China so big?
big country, big population...
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #391
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big country, big population...
Well, India has a big population too but the stations don't seem anywhere near as big. Make no mistake China's stations are impressive but am curious what exactly the space is used for, given how much there is of it.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 09:56 PM   #392
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For some reason, Chinese railways do not manage to send large numbers of people through relatively small stations, like Shinjuku or Shin-Osaka. Chinese queue up in and around stations, instead of showing up just in time to embark like Japanese.

Japanese go home for New Year, too, only for the wrong one. This year Japan did have a disruption - on 3rd of January, just as Japanese were returning from home, a fire broke out at Yurakucho Station and shut Tokaido Shinkansen. Accordingly, Tokaido Shinkansen set passenger records on Sunday, 4th of January.

Now that, thanks to BBC, the Year of the Whores has begun, exactly which is the peak day of Chinese returning from home?

How do major Chinese railway stations look at the rush hour of returning from New Year, and how do major Shinkansen stations compare at their rush hour of returning from New Year?
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Old February 8th, 2014, 02:21 AM   #393
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Year of the Whores
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Now that, thanks to BBC, the Year of the Whores has begun, exactly which is the peak day of Chinese returning from home?
First peak: February 5~8
2nd peak: February 15


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Maybe you can ask this American friend, where he did see these photos of people sitting on top of the trains.
My assumption is simply that this guy saw some photos of Indian train and mixep up India with China.
That was my assumption as well but he and his Chinese wife bought a condo here last time. When they went home to show off the photos of their condo they were accused of making the whole thing up because Chinese people don't live in buildings because there aren't any. I've heard from the same story from ex pats returning home as well. It makes me wonder apparently he is always getting into arguments with people stateside about empty buildings buolt ony for propaganda purposes, shiny new airports that no plane flies to, HSR trains that are in fact just steam trains and the like.

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Old February 8th, 2014, 06:51 AM   #396
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That was my assumption as well but he and his Chinese wife bought a condo here last time. When they went home to show off the photos of their condo they were accused of making the whole thing up because Chinese people don't live in buildings because there aren't any. I've heard from the same story from ex pats returning home as well. It makes me wonder apparently he is always getting into arguments with people stateside about empty buildings buolt ony for propaganda purposes, shiny new airports that no plane flies to, HSR trains that are in fact just steam trains and the like.

" There is nothing worst in a person than seeing ignorance in action"
At least these are excusable, since their views are totally shaped by hearsay.

What I hate most are so-called "experts" on China (i.e. Gordon Chang) who fabricate information purely to please their audience. I don't think the Chinese government should waste any efforts convincing these people. It's always better to be underestimated by people who implacably hate you.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 10:57 AM   #397
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First peak: February 5~8
2nd peak: February 15
Is that a mere guess, or actual count of tickets sold out in advance?
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At least these are excusable, since their views are totally shaped by hearsay.

What I hate most are so-called "experts" on China (i.e. Gordon Chang) who fabricate information purely to please their audience. I don't think the Chinese government should waste any efforts convincing these people. It's always better to be underestimated by people who implacably hate you.
The other way out is to simply put out the truth
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Old February 9th, 2014, 02:42 PM   #399
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Is that a mere guess, or actual count of tickets sold out in advance?
its released by 360 based on railway tickets sale. Actually it's easy to tell since the pattern is pretty much the same year after year
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At least these are excusable, since their views are totally shaped by hearsay.

What I hate most are so-called "experts" on China (i.e. Gordon Chang) who fabricate information purely to please their audience. I don't think the Chinese government should waste any efforts convincing these people. It's always better to be underestimated by people who implacably hate you.
" Never argue with a fool lest in the end you only end up with two fools"
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