High-Speed Rail in China Allows Ordering Foods From A Nearby Town or A City To Be Delivered To A Passenger’s Seat.

China’s marvelous high-speed rail just rolls out a pilot program for delivering foods from nearby local areas to the passengers’ train seats.  Basically, let’s say a passenger on China’s high-speed train doesn’t like the choices of foods that are being prepared by the rail network, he or she can just whip out a smart phone that got the official rail network app to order foods from a nearby city or town.

Once she ordered her foods from the app on her smart phone and when the train made the stop, the train attendances will make their way out of the train to retrieve the foods and deliver the foods to the correct passenger seats.  Of course, this has to be done in 2 hour advance or so, because once the train made the stop the food deliver guy has to be there with the foods or else the train will leave.  Usually, the train attendances have only 3 minute time frame to grab the foods for the passengers before the train would leave.

Now, the passengers could have a hot bowl of noodle, a hamburger, and whatnot that are available in the app’s menu.  So, besides having the ability to order foods from the train itself, the passengers got another choice of ordering foods that are not being prepared by the train attendances.  Since this is only a pilot program, and so the food menu is still limited with choices.

On-demand food delivery to a passenger on China’s high-speed rail is just a pilot program.  The pilot program had just been rolled out for couple days so far.  Since the program is only a pilot, and so many problems may need to be ironed out.  For an example, what if a bowl of soup noodle got spilled, how the train attendances help the passenger clean up her seat?  I bet since it’s only a pilot program, and so they could shut down the program if abuses could not be controlled.  I think it’s an amazing idea.  I wonder can they do the same for the airline passengers.

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21 Year Old Unicycling 5000km Across China!

Biking around?  Me?  You must be joking!  I barely even walk.  It’s a sad fact, but it’s true!  So it’s unimaginable for me to even think about riding a unicycle, not a bicycle mind you, across China, but Ed Pratt, 21 years of age, did it.  On his YouTube channel, he made video clips of his 5000km adventure across China, by himself, on a unicycle.  Check out his last 20 miles out of China, heading toward Vietnam.

 

10 Year Old Chinese Guitar Genius

If all 10 year old girls play as good as her, who would need adult bands, right?  All I can say is wow!  She’s only 10 years of age or so, a little bit younger or older I’ve no idea, but she plays like she is a professional adult guitarist.  I can’t imagine how good she could be even more when she grows older.  I mean, at her level and age, I can only say wow.  I think her nickname is Yoyo, but her real name is Liu Pinxi.  She’s from China.  Check out her video right after the break and be amazed!

 

China’s President, Xi Jinping, Is Telling The World Why His BRI Could Make The World A Better Place!

In our time, there are small wars break out around the world.  Although these wars seem insignificant, but you never know enough of them will eventually turn into an avalanche of World War III.  People of WWI could not have known how much worse a war could be, but WWII proved them wrong.  I think the people who experienced both WWI and WWII would definitely agree that WWII was way worse than WWI.  Both WWI and WWII encouraged humankind to go on killing each other in deranged way, but these last two insane wars got nothing on WWIII if indeed there will be one.  After all, the next war could encourage modern nuclear weapons to be unleashed on multiple bustling places of this earthly world.  I imagine modern nuclear weapons are way way more powerful than the ones that got dropped on Japan in WWII.  According to PopularMechanics.com’s article “Today’s Nukes Are Thousands of Times More Powerful Than WWII A-Bombs,” a modern nuclear bomb is like 3000 more times powerful than the atomic bomb that got dropped onto Hiroshima, Japan in WWII.  If I’m not wrong, such weapons could end humanity, because hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people will die in such a nightmare.

Unlike our historical pasts where an ocean could be a big barrier for people to get to know each other, today our world is very much connected.  From the oceans to the sky and beyond, nothing can actually be a big barrier anymore.  Our technological advances have allowed humans to communicate in seconds across vast earthly distances.  Even the space in the heaven (i.e., outer space) cannot stop us from sending robots to uncharted domains such as Mars, and we communicate with our robots from such a distance just fine.  So, there isn’t anything stopping us from trying to understand each other even though different parts of earth were civilized in different ways.  Countries from West and East, North and South, and even neighboring countries do have their own historical memories and pasts, because each country was grown and civilized in different way.  Thus, instead of dividing us and them, sowing more hatreds to sow more seeds of murderous, deranged human-made catastrophes such as WWI and WWII, we should think about how much more cooperations today humans should make so humankind can move forward without worrying about earth-kind extinction through the usage of nuclear weapons.

The 14th and 15th of this month, China is opening up a Belt and Road initiative forum, and many countries’ heads of state and delegates are going to descend upon Beijing for this meeting.  No doubts, some countries are still having doubts about China’s BRI objectives.  Furthermore, some countries even doubt that BRI could be achieved since there are so many unknown moving pieces within the agenda.  For an example, along the countries that are the path for BRI, there are terrorism activities that may hamper BRI projects.  Such doubts are logical, but other doubts are more of psychology.  For an example, U.S. may not trust China’s global ambition, because U.S. could view China’s BRI as a way to undermine U.S. global influences.  Nonetheless, China BRI is moving forward as we speak.  Some BRI projects are already either finished or in the work across the world, and many more are in the planning stages.  As BRI forum takes shape, I haven’t heard of anything in relation to U.S. meeting up with China in this forum.  It seems either China isn’t inviting or U.S. is isolating herself from this forum on purpose.  With or without U.S., delegates and heads of state of various countries are descending upon Beijing for BRI forum meeting.

Nobody would know China’s true global ambition, but China seems to be very happy in forming relationships with countries all over the world to promote globalization and world connectivity.  These cooperations among countries in the world leading by China’s BRI would promote higher trade volumes and people to people connections.  Will there be good outcomes from BRI?  I guess time will tell, but China is leading the way to more globalization.  In ancient time, when China was prosperous, ancient Silk Road was one of the ways that kept ancient China prosperous.  Today, as China is getting stronger in economic and military terms, China is striving to revive the idea of ancient Silk Road but with modern utilities to create modern Silk Road so China can keep on being prosperous.  It’s obvious, just like any other country, China is China’s first, because she has 1.4 billion plus of people to worry about.  Nonetheless, cooperation is still better than dividing in hatreds.

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has got a short film in which he narrates and promotes the idea of BRI.  In the short film he tells the world why he proposed and is backing the BRI.

If China is indeed imagining, hoping, and willing to promote and work toward a world where global community would be evermore prosperous and peaceful, I think it’s admirable and noble.  In fact, I think U.S. should have joined BRI in a big way.  After all, U.S. could also bring her huge expertise and wisdom to BRI and ensure the initiative to be even more successful.  With China and U.S. leading BRI, I don’t see how the world would see this initiative failing.  I think a successful BRI could bring the world into a more prosperous time.  Of course, I don’t have a crystal ball, and so anything into the future is very uncertain.  As of now though, my instinct says that BRI is going to gain evermore supports and attractions from countries that want to improve their infrastructures, businesses, and cultural connections.  Here is a million dollar question, can BRI help turns back the minute arm of the Doomsday Clock?  Here is another, can BRI help the world to be even more prosperous through strong infrastructure projects and business connections?  Of course, there are tons of questions in regarding to how BRI would change the world, but I guess we have to wait and see how everything would turn out in the near future for projects and parts of the world that subscribe to China’s BRI.

Dr. David Dao Vs. United Airlines, Dr. David Dao Will Win

I’m going to be a jerk and predict what will be the outcome of Dr. David Dao’s lawsuit versus United Airlines.  Of course, I will speak out of my you know what since all I’m going to do is speaking from my point of view with no experience in regarding to the field and regulations that overseer the situation in which Dr. David Dao is in.  So here we go.  I think other airlines such as Delta would push United Airlines to settle the case with Dr. David Dao out of court, because the case could get even more exposure during and after the trial.  Since overbooking practice is rather profitable for the airline industry — and if the case goes on to become the hallmark for future rules and regulations that would be imposed on the airline industry — I don’t think the airline industry would be very happy to see the case drags out in court.  I think the airline industry would push for Dr. David Dao’s case to be settled out of court.

Of course, it’s up to the United Airlines to decide if they want Dr. David Dao’s lawsuit against them to be dragged out in court or not.  For sure though, Dr. David Dao and his two Chicago prominent lawyers, Stephen Golan and Thomas Demetrio, are going to do their best in fighting for Dr. David Dao in court.  These lawyers are said to be prominent in Chicago, thus it means that these lawyers are knowing their trade rather well.  With good lawyers, I don’t see how Dr. David Dao could lose the case against United Airlines unless justice is no longer a value which holds dear to peoples’ heart.  Seriously, the other passengers who filmed, yelled and complained about the treatment that United Airlines served Dr. David Dao, which is clearly shown in the video that was posted onto the Internet, could already sway any sane person to Dr. David Dao’s proposition.  I don’t think United Airlines has a case at all against Dr. David Dao.

In summary, the end result of Dr. David Dao vs United Airlines could be the hallmark of how not to bloodied up an innocent paid passenger on the plane for no good reason at all.  After all, Dr. David Dao was an innocent paid passenger who did nothing wrong and want to get home safely and soundly.  (There are minutes in other videos that show Dr. David Dao was calmly speaking to the authorities in regarding to why he needs to go home and cannot give up his seat.  He wasn’t belligerent at all.)  Unfortunately, the customer service of the United Airlines was so bad in this case that they had Dr. David Dao’s face bloodied up and who would know what other way he was hurt during the struggle and after he got dragged out of the plane like an animal.  What worse was that United Airlines didn’t immediately come out to apologize to the man, but they supported their employees’ nasty action against Dr. David Dao.  Dr. David Dao is now facing a smear campaign that tries to make him looks bad by the people who had dug up his past history.  Nonetheless, Dr. David Dao — who got bloodied up on the plane — was just an innocent paid passenger whose past doesn’t matter in that moment, and so the smear campaign just shows the people who try to shame him are really the ones who got no class.  By the way, Dr. David Dao still has his doctor license and can practice his trade.  This means it’s legitimately correct when he said he got patient to see and needed to go home.  Nonetheless, even if he didn’t have a patient to see, it does not mean United Airlines got the right to beat the paid passenger up for this sole reason or even with the reason to bump a passenger off the plane.

China’s Banking Transformation: The Untold Story – How Chinese Banks Operate Under Chinese Government

If you’re listening to Gordon Chang, he could convince you China would collapse tomorrow.  Now, if you want to be convinced why China, at least in its banking industry, is doing rather well and sound, you should read Jim Stent’s book “China’s Banking Transformation: The Untold Story.”  To tell the truth, I haven’t read his book, but I have seen his YouTube video, and I think he sounds truthfully and on points in regarding to China’s current banking industry.  Without further ado, check out the video right after the break and enjoy!