“…Nearly 150 years after American railroads brought in thousands of Chinese laborers to build rail lines across the West,China is poised once again to play a role in American rail construction. But this time, it would be an entirely different role: supplying the technology, equipment and engineers to build high-speed rail lines…” (here) About time another country offered to rebuild out crumbling infrastructure.
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Tags: China, Infrastructure, Modernizing, Trains
”…I also noticed that you had only female train carriages in the morning in Tokyo and at first, being rather naïve, I believed that this was for a decent reason. Sadly no, it was because of “chican” (men who like to grope women on trains) and given the amount of love hotels all over Japan it did appear to make some sense. More alarming, you even have magazines and websites about how to grope women on trains without being caught and a new phase is starting whereby a group of men work collectively to touch females and abuse them. This of course does not mean that all Japanese men are hentai (perverts) but clearly you do have a problem in Tokyo and the Saikyo Line is famous for this problem…” Here.
Train [and bus] groping has evidently been going on for a long time now. In fact, there’s a “simulated train” cafe that opened in 2006 specifically for Japanese men to grope women . It’s like forty or fifty bucks to get in and do all the groping you want.