Wang on the Cultural Significance of Bullet Train Crash in China

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"It will certainly recast the current development model in some more critical light," said Fei-Ling Wang, Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, describing the possible cultural effects of the bullet train crash in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang that killed at least 40 people. "And it may have an impact on China's image and humble the enthusiasts, perhaps for the long-term good of China."

The relatively new Chinese high-speed train system had been riddled with corruption and controversy before the disaster on June 23. Wang suggests that the crash might dent the image of state-led growth, a powerful, controversial force in China. Source: The Associated Press, August 2, 2011.

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  • Created On: Aug 2, 2011 - 7:22am
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