A disastrous high-speed train collision in the city of Wenzhou on July 23, which killed at least 39 people, capped with tragedy two weeks of rising doubts in China about the safety of the country’s high-speed rail network. Since the tragedy, many Chinese have asked whether safety was concerns were recklessly overlooked as Chinese leaders sought quick results and high speeds. In this cartoon, posted by artist Fan Jianping (范建平) on his blog at QQ.com, a high-speed train reaches the red-hot speed of 300 km/hr and flies through mid-air.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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