On August 6, 2011, the below ZetaTalk revealed the truth about the July 23, 2011, Bullet Train crash in Eastern China.
On August 12, 2011, Chinese authorities appear to be changing their minds about the safety and future of their high-speed trains.
Mere coincidence? You decide.
Two high-speed Bullet Trains crashed in Eastern China on July 23, 2011. Reports indicate resulting, widespread outrage among the Chinese and the possibility of a high-level cover up. Can the Zetas fill us in? Was this train crash actually caused by or related to the nearby presence of Planet X? [and from another] http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/china_high_speed_bullet_... Thirty-two people were killed and 191 injured when two high-speed bullet trains slammed into one another in eastern China, causing several cars to derail and fall off a bridge. A power outage triggered by a lightning strike caused one train to stall - only for another to ram into its rear, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The crash sent two carriages packed with passengers tumbling from a bridge. Images of the wreck showed one car dangling precariously from the elevated stretch of track, while the other had fallen between 22 and 33 yards (20 to 30 meters) into a viaduct. [and from another] http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/01/7218350-chinese... After a week of unusually outspoken outrage among the Chinese public over a high-speed train crash, Chinese authorities imposed a news blackout on the subject over the weekend. The propaganda authorities imposed a media ban on the train crash, forcing newspapers nationwide to pull their pages of coverage at the last minute. Investigative reports and commentaries were no longer allowed to be published - only positive news or information released by the authorities. [and from another] http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/28/china-train-crash-signa... An Lusheng, head of the Shanghai Railway Bureau, said there were design problems with the signal light equipment at the Wenzhou South Station and dispatchers did not send any warnings after the lightning strike. After the lightning strike caused a failure, an interval signal machine that should have shown a red light mistakenly upgraded it to a green light instead.
Much of China is coming out of a long period of technological stagnation, where China was considered not much more than a Third World country. Yes, the people are bright and industrious, but just as the Dark Ages in Europe saw stagnation and domination so that free thinking and innovation did not prevail, China had a similar era. Look at North and South Korea to see what political oppression can inflict. Whatever the historical reasons, the people are innately intelligent and industrious. Communism by its nature allows for a lack of oversight and thus ingrained corruption develops. On the fast track to take their rightful place in the industrial world, mistakes are made. China's high speed rail system had many incidents preceding this incident which were clues that the system was not de-bugged, but those at the helm refused to delay the schedules. Many more such incidents will occur, we predict. http://www.zetatalk.com/ning/06ag2011.htm
Chinese bullet trains pulled over ‘flaws’
By Agence France-Presse Friday, August 12th, 2011
SHANGHAI — More than 50 bullet trains on a new fast link between Beijing and Shanghai will be recalled because of "flaws," their manufacturer said, in a fresh blow for China's high-speed rail industry.
Friday's move to pull 54 trains from the flagship line came a day after Beijing said it was suspending approval of new railway projects and cutting speeds on newly-built tracks after a deadly collision of two high-speed trains last month.
The state-owned company said the recall would allow it to analyse problems that have plagued train services on the new line, which was built at a cost of $33 billion and only opened on June 30.
"China CNR Corp ... is recalling 54 CRH380BL bullet trains produced by our subsidiaries that are already in operation to systematically analyse causes of flaws," the firm said in a statement filed with the Shanghai stock exchange.
The recall would allow it to "conduct an overhaul to ensure their quality and safety," said the statement, which was approved by the railway ministry.
It will affect around a quarter of services on the new line, which has suffered a series of delays and power cuts since its launch.
China's government has made the construction of the world's biggest high-speed rail network a key political priority and last month's crash, combined with problems on the Beijing-Shanghai link, was a major embarrassment.
The accident killed 40 people and sparked a public outcry amid allegations the government had disregarded safety concerns in its rush to develop high-speed railways.
The concerns have forced China to slam the brakes on the rapid expansion of its high-speed rail network, the biggest in the world at 8,358 kilometres (5,193 miles) at the end of 2010.
The government had planned for it to exceed 13,000 kilometres by 2012 and 16,000 kilometres by 2020, before the State Council, or cabinet, said on Wednesday it would halt the approval of new railway construction projects.
The government also ordered cuts to the speed of trains running on newly-built high-speed lines and said safety checks would be conducted on all existing fast links as well as those under construction.
The government has said a faulty signalling system was to blame and promised to conduct a thorough investigation into the disaster.
On Friday, the official China Daily newspaper quoted Luo Lin, the government minister heading the investigation team, as saying the accident was "completely avoidable" and likely caused by design defects.
State-owned China CNR Corp said earlier this week that the railway ministry had ordered it to halt shipments of the same model of trains as that involved in the recall after problems caused a series of delays on the Beijing-Shanghai fast link.
The company said an automatic braking system installed in the trains had caused the delays on the high-profile line.
The trains, which were made by CNR unit Changchun Railway Vehicles Co, were installed with sensors that sent alerts to automatically slow the train down, it said.
A spokesman for the company told AFP the trains affected were based on technology used in another model made in partnership with the German technology giant Siemens.
Tan Xiaofeng said the "small but widespread" problems with the CRH380BL model affected components including the trains' heat sensors and would not compromise safety, but could hit punctuality.
"They (heat sensors) worked fine in checks and trials. But once installed in the trains, they are likely to give wrong warnings as affected by the environment," he said.
The recall was the latest sign that concerns over the safety and reliability was taking a toll on China's rail manufacturing industry.
On Thursday another company, China Railway Group, said it had scrapped plans to raise 6.24 billion yuan ($975 million) in a private share placement.
The Hong Kong- and Shanghai-listed railway construction firm cited uncertainties about obtaining government approval for the share placement following changes in policy.
CSR Corp, the maker of the trains involved in the July crash, said Thursday two major shareholders would delay the public trading of the 6.52 billion non-tradable shares they held for three more years.
Trading of China CNR Corp's stocks was suspended on Thursday, according to a statement on the Shanghai stock exchange, and had not resumed by Friday morning. (Emphasis added.) http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/12/chinese-bullet-trains-pulled-...