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Why Would US Hire a Chinese Firm To Help Build a Bullet Train From LA to Las Vegas?

21st Century Wire says…

This latest announcement is certain to raise eyebrows, particularly on the 2016 Trump trail…

According to the LA Times, “Officials for XpressWest, which has been unable to secure adequate private investors in the United States or a $5.5-billion federal loan, announced that it had formed a partnership with China Railway International USA, a consortium led by China Railway, the national railroad of the People’s Republic of China.”

Q: For such a ground-breaking and historic legacy project, why would the US need to employ a Chinese firm to built it?


China Railway International USA and XpressWest have agreed to build a high-speed train line connecting Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

1-China-XpressWest-Train-SMScheduled to begin construction as early as September 2016, the $100 million initial investment is one of the first planned high-speed trains in the southwest U.S.

“With the environmental review process complete, all required federal right-of-way approvals in place, and having received the necessary licensing and approvals to construct and operate, XpressWest will provide a foundation for high speed rail infrastructure in the Southwest Corridor,” XpressWest stated on its website.

Traveling at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, the journey between the two destination cities will take a mere 80 minutes. Along the way, it will make stops in Victorville, Nevada and Palmdale, California with service throughout the Los Angeles area…

Continue this article at Mashable

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  • RedTickAlert

    Let me make this easy for you in my response – the Chinese are the best whilst being the cheapest in this technology – they dominate the globe at thus overtaking the French. Like the UK, the US got shot of its manufacturing economic base in favour of what they call “services”.

  • Basically no US company would finance it. Not even Japan would finance it as a JV but the Chinese has loads of money. Transportation is a long term investment, especially one that cost billions. Wall Street bankers make all that in a day.

  • Joanna

    my question is:
    what happened to the 27 trillion dollar man (Leo Wanta) and his plan to invest “his” trillions in high speed rail criss-crossing USA creating jobs , boosting economy and ensuring our long and happy lives ?…..

  • Space Ghost

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Las Vegas and the gaming industry is all for it and pushed for it hard. The SoCal Indian casino’s and the other SoCal card rooms are numerous and the more there are, the more it cuts into the Las Vegas earnings.

  • anna miller

    Why Would US Hire a Chinese Firm To Help Build a Bullet Train?

    For the same reason “offshore vendors” process US food stamp claims.
    (The irony is not to be missed)


  • abinico

    Hey, this is what happens when you export American jobs to low wage centers. And this is just the beginning. Next up is the U.S. buying Chinese fighter jets cause we don’t make anything anymore – certainly nothing hi-tech. The Chinese won’t have to invade us – they’ll just buy us.

  • WeAreYourGods

    Why a Chinese firm? Maybe because they have built them before. Americans don’t build anything anymore, the US has been hollowed out, carved up and sold off. It’s hard for some people to get their head around a Chinese firm building trains for America, but globalists think like this 24/7 and the only ones who should be shocked are those who believe the US is not suppressing clean tech in general.