Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Beijing to Lhasa!

No matter the political, cultural, and historical repercussions of what China has done in building and providing train service from Beijing to Lhasa, it is a major engineering feat.  The New Yorker this week has an article on it that is well-worth reading.  The former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji has claimed it as "an unprecedented project in the history of mankind."  It cost over $4.2 billion to build.   That seems like a small number compared to what we spend in Iraq.  

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