Hyperloop VS High-speed rail

While China is developing her High-speed rail which China’s government claims that it is the world’s longest high speed railway network, the World especially US is working on the project called Hyperloop.

China High-speed rail trains can almost run at speed from 250 km/hr to 350 km/hr. Compared to the Hyperloop concept, High-speed rail trains may not be fast enough. A Hyperloop is a proposed concept of passenger transportation and conceive may carry passengers along the 560 km route at a speed of 1200 km/hr. The idea is that a pod can travel free of air resistance in a sealed tube at high speed efficiently. Even though some experts are skeptical and concerned about its cost and safety, some US companies such as Boeing, Tesla and SpaceX are still planning to think beyond the boundary. Maybe it is still a concept now, however, 10 years later or 20 years laters, we may thank these companies for this amazing idea.

We all know that China’s government right now initiates One Belt One Road development strategy which involving infrastructure investment, construction, railway, highway, automobile and real estate among Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. There’s no doubt that the One Belt One Road project will help China to extend its affections around the world which triggered the US. The US must do something to balance the influence of China. Promoting Hyperloop project will be the way to go.

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Does Trump change the US traditional allies?

The US diplomatic relations with her traditional allies such as EU, Canada and EU are changing. There is no doubt that the trade policy is isolating US from her traditional allies. Moreover, the US-Russia summit which held on 16 July just increases her allies’ concerns that traditional allies are not permanent allies.

Obviously, the Trump-Kim summit represented Trump’s most significant victory during his presidency. And his also tweeted that “There hasn’t been a missile or rocket fired in 9 months in North Korea, there have been no nuclear tests and we got back out hostages.” However, Trump was facing a bipartisan fury after the Trump-Putin Summit and the media just denounced him as “shameful” and “disgraceful”. While many US politicians and US intelligence community believe that Russia really meddled in the 2016 election, Trump just called “President Putin was very, very strong”. There is no one can explain what Trump-Putin Summit means, not even the US government. I am very curious about what these two “HISTORIC” summit mean. Do they mean US is seeking structural changes on diplomatic relations? Is Trump going to set up a strategic alliance with Russia and North Korea to counterbalance China?

Will China fires back?

Trump-Kim summit on 12 June 2018 surprised the whole world especially China. China has been playing a very significant role in North Korea diplomatic relation, however, she may feel a little bit isolated in the summit yesterday.

When everyone is clapping hands for the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some may ask where is China, who used to be the key player between the US and North Korea. China is becoming the second largest economy and playing an influential role in global political issues in these ten years. And She was just absent in the summit yesterday. While Singapore was playing the perfect host for the summit, China only provided Mr Kim with aircraft for the trip.

During the presidency of Donald Trump, The US President sparked the trade war with China by ZTE issues and now he strongly sent the message to China that the US has a major participation on Korean Peninsula by this summit. Following the US Federal Reserve rising the interest rates, the global especially emerging markets will focus on the economic influence of the US again. Do the series of events mean that China is still too young to fight against the US?