China Maglev ""has already surpassed Japan" (?)

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Miss Maglev
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China Maglev ""has already surpassed Japan" (?)

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Currently, the construction of the Linear-Central Shinkansen between Tokyo and Nagoya is underway with the aim of opening in 2027. However, the cost of construction has ballooned beyond the original plan and is now expected to be about 7 trillion yen. The Chinese media outlet Baicao recently published an article analyzing the reasons why Japan is insisting on building a linear bullet train despite the high construction costs. [...]

 So why does Japan still proceed with the construction? The article argued that it must be because Japan wants to become the world's second high-speed rail kingdom after China. It is claiming that it is competing with China. Another reason is that they are hoping for the "economic benefits" that the linear bullet train will bring. [...]

 However, the article argues that China was the first country in the world to realize a commercial line of linear motor cars, and is still developing a 600 km/h linear motor car that "has already surpassed Japan".

The article concludes with the statement, "Let's see if Japan's controversial linear system can succeed".


Translation and summary of a Japanese Media report: https://news.nifty.com/article/world/ch ... 928_00045/ (Editor: Kenji Murayama) Accessed: September 29, 2021
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Re: China Maglev ""has already surpassed Japan" (?)

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Miss Maglev wrote:
29. Sep 2021, 10:48
So why does Japan still proceed with the construction? The article argued that it must be because Japan wants to become the world's second high-speed rail kingdom after China. It is claiming that it is competing with China. Another reason is that they are hoping for the "economic benefits" that the linear bullet train will bring. [...]

 However, the article argues that China was the first country in the world to realize a commercial line of linear motor cars, and is still developing a 600 km/h linear motor car that "has already surpassed Japan".
Chinese successes in the development of high-speed Maglev systems are both encouraging and impressive. However, in terms of service quality, safety and technological maturity of conventional high-speed trains (CRRC and Shinkansen), Japanese technologies appear superior here.

The Chinese author's assessment that China is the kingdom of railroads appears to be less factual and more nationalistic. China is the world leader in the number of kilometers of built wheel-rail lines - but also a world leader in the economic deficits in operating such lines.
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