The story of the world's most audacious infrastructure project.
Author: Will Doig
The story of the world's most audacious infrastructure project. Less than a decade ago, China did not have a single high-speed train in service. Today, it owns a network of 14,000 miles of high-speed rail, far more than the rest of the world combined. Now, China is pushing its tracks into Southeast Asia, reviving a century-old colonial fantasy of an imperial railroad stretching to Singapore; and kicking off a key piece of the One Belt One Road initiative, which has a price tag of $1 trillion and, reaches inside the borders of more than 60 countries. The Pan-Asia Railway portion of One Belt One Road could transform Southeast Asia, bringing shiny Chinese cities, entire economies, and waves of migrants where none existed before. But if it doesn't succeed, that would be a cautionary tale about whether a new superpower, with levels of global authority unimaginable just a decade ago, can pull entire regions into its orbit simply with tracks, sweat, and lots of money. Journalist Will Doig traveled to Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore tochronicle the dramatic transformations taking place -- and to find out whether ordinary people have a voice in this moment of economic, political, and cultural collision.
A section of the Empire Corridor in New York State is used to illustrate the
application of this approach . 1.2 BACKGROUND High - speed rail passenger
service is being encouraged in the United States as evidenced by legislation
such as the ...
PROPOSED NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION OF HIGH SPEED RAIL Republic
Locomotive has developed a proposal with New York State to dem . onstrate high speed rail on the Empire Corridor . This opportunity was created by Congress
An example is the Vietnamese government's rejection of offers by Chinese state-
owned firms to build a high speed railway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,
opting instead for Japanese high speed railway, which was much more ...
Author: Han Shih Toh
Publisher: World Scientific
Category: Business & Economics
With the rapid increase in China's overseas investment and trade, China's global economic clout is increasing by the day. Does China's global economic reach make it an empire in the 21st century? What sort of impact will China's trade and investment have on its global counterparts? Chinese investment projects around the world, from railways in Africa and dams in Latin America to the acquisition of landmark buildings in the US, look to alter global patterns of influence and power. How would other countries react to China's rising international influence? The US government and many Americans deny their country is an empire, although the US status as the leading superpower makes it an empire in all but name. How will China coexist with the US, which has arguably been an imperialist power since the end of World War II? How will the incumbent neo-imperialist power, the US, deal with an emergent China? With its acute analysis of Sino–US relations, the book will interest readers who wish to understand the impact of China on various countries, its place on the world stage as well as the geopolitical implications for all in the 21st century.
The KII project aimed at building high-speed networks by providing over 80% of
households with over 20 Mbps (megabits per second) of broadband access by
2005 through market competition and private sector investment (Lee, O'Keefe,
Author: Dal Yong Jin
Publisher: MIT Press
The rapid growth of the Korean online game industry, viewed in social, cultural, and economic contexts. In South Korea, online gaming is a cultural phenomenon. Games are broadcast on television, professional gamers are celebrities, and youth culture is often identified with online gaming. Uniquely in the online games market, Korea not only dominates the local market but has also made its mark globally. In Korea's Online Gaming Empire, Dal Yong Jin examines the rapid growth of this industry from a political economy perspective, discussing it in social, cultural, and economic terms. Korea has the largest percentage of broadband subscribers of any country in the world, and Koreans spend increasing amounts of time and money on Internet-based games. Online gaming has become a mode of socializing—a channel for human relationships. The Korean online game industry has been a pioneer in software development and eSports (electronic sports and leagues). Jin discusses the policies of the Korean government that encouraged the development of online gaming both as a cutting-edge business and as a cultural touchstone; the impact of economic globalization; the relationship between online games and Korean society; and the future of the industry. He examines the rise of Korean online games in the global marketplace, the emergence of eSport as a youth culture phenomenon, the working conditions of professional gamers, the role of game fans as consumers, how Korea's local online game industry has become global, and whether these emerging firms have challenged the West's dominance in global markets.
In response, Dundee's leading jute firms sought salvation through rationalisation,
and the late 1920s saw the arrival of Taylorist 'bonus schemes' and new highspeed machinery for preparing and spinning: processes that had most
Author: Anthony Cox
Presenting a new approach towards the social history of working classes in the imperial context, this book looks at the formation of working classes in Scotland and Bengal. It analyses the trajectory of labour market formation, labour supervision, cultures of labour and class formation between two regional economies – one in an imperial country and the other in a colonial one. The book examines the everyday lives of the jute workers of the imperial nexus, and the impact of the ‘Dundee School’ of Scottish mechanics, engineers and managers who ran the Calcutta jute industry. It goes on to challenge existing theories of imperialism, class formation and class struggle – particularly those that underline the exceptional nature of the Indian experience of industrialization - and demonstrates how and why Empire was able to provide an opportunity to test and perfect ways of controlling the lower classes of Dundee. These historical debates have a continued relevance as we observe the impact of globalization and rapid industrialization in the so-called developing world and the accompanying changes in many areas of the developed world marked by de-industrialization. The book is of use to scholars of imperial history, labour history, British history and South Asian history.
Author: U.s. Department of TransportationPublish On: 2014-06-19
The report describes a risk-based approach for assessing the implications of higher train speeds on highway-railroad grade crossing safety, and allocating limited resources to best reduce this risk.
Author: U.s. Department of Transportation
The report describes a risk-based approach for assessing the implications of higher train speeds on highway-railroad grade crossing safety, and allocating limited resources to best reduce this risk. Toe prevent accident frequency, and existing DOT model was extend to include higher speeds.
Standing on the Conn of his Los Angeles class fast attack submarine,
Commander Ramsey Hootman leaned against the railing, his eyes fixed on the
display of his Sail High-Frequency ... maintained a high speed, slowing only to
Author: Rick Campbell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
After a long, secret military buildup, China launches a swift and deadly attack on Taiwan. But that's only their first move in a much deadlier game. In Rick Campbell's thrilling Empire Rising, Xiang Chenglei, Chinese president and party secretary, has both a problem and a plan. The problem is that China's limited supply of oil is threatening to derail its economic growth and prosperity. Having failed to win access to a greater supply diplomatically, he sets his backup plan in motion. And what is war, but diplomacy by other means? The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the major military force in the area, and when Taiwan is invaded, the fleet is sent in to repel the invading Chinese forces. The U.S. military expects it to be an easy operation, but after a decades-long, top-secret buildup, China has military capabilities far greater than the United States is aware of. With hidden batteries of long range missiles, advanced cyber warfare capabilities, and a submarine fleet wielding a secret weapon, China is able to overwhelm the American fleet. In fact, China all but wipes out the U.S. Pacific Fleet—leaving them free to turn to their real objective—invasion and expansion across Asia, starting with the four main islands of Japan. While the Atlantic Fleet surges westward to defend its allies and respond to the destruction of their counterparts, it falls to an unlikely alliance of three people to stop this incursion and prevent an all-but-inevitable global war. National Security Advisor Christine O'Connor has critical information, but she's trapped in Beijing; Captain Murray Wilson, commanding officer of the submarine USS Michigan must somehow infiltrate the Chinese submarine blockade; and Navy SEAL Jake Harrison must lead a strike team into the most hostile of territories with only hours to implement the most daring plan ever.
The Birth, High Times and the Corruption of Atlantic City Nelson Johnson ... A
pair of high-speed cigarette boats was kept in davits at the stern of the ship to
quickly ferry people to shore at ports where the harbor wasn't deep enough for
Author: Nelson Johnson
Publisher: Random House
Through most of the 20th century, Atlantic City, New Jersey, was controlled by a powerful partnership of local politicians and racketeers. Funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars and brothels, this corrupt alliance reached full bloom during the reign of Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson - the second of the three bosses to head the Republican machine that dominated city politics and society. In Boardwalk Empire, Nucky Johnson, Louis 'the Commodore' Kuehnle, Frank 'Hap' Farley, and Atlantic City itself spring to life in all their garish splendour. Author Nelson Johnson traces 'AC' from its birth as a quiet seaside health resort, through the corruption, notorious backroom politics and power struggles, to the city's rebirth as an international entertainment and gambling mecca where anything goes. Boardwalk Empire is the true story that inspired the epic HBO series starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Kelly Macdonald. 'As good, if not better, than the television series' Independent
He converted that to a 4-speed manual transmission, but like my problem with my
1955 Buick, he didn't change the differential ratio. As a result, it didn't accelerate
very quickly but it could cruse at really high speeds. He figured the optimum ...
Author: Carl Meredith
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Gearhead Boomer's Auto Biography and Lamentations on General Motors
Simmonds , his assistant , upon the engine , and attained at a speed of seventy -
five miles per hour , on a level , going ... locomotive engine , with large driving -
wheels and outside cylinders , sustaining perfect steadiness at high speeds , or
Orson Scott Card. The van was still going too fast to stop, despite squealing
brakes and the fishtailing. Fine. He didn't want the van. ... He could see two
humvees coming up the canyon at a high speed. So they had already called for
Author: Orson Scott Card
The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone. The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons and strategic geniuses of their own. When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on? Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near future scenario of a new American Civil War. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
his judgment , the prediction I then made respecting the attainment of a much
higher rate of ocean speed . ... In 1841 the Empire commenced running on the
Albany route , and I had the good fortune , shortly after , to make a passage up
... smaller than the state of texas, it boasts the second largest economy in europe
and is home to vibrant industrial and technological sectors ranging from civilian
nuclear power and high-speed trains to aeronautics and aerospace research.
Author: Alice L. Conklin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Providing an up-to-date synthesis of the history of an extraordinary nation--one that has been shrouded in myths, many of its own making--France and Its Empire Since 1870 seeks both to understand these myths and to uncover the complicated and often contradictory realities that underpin them. It situates modern French history in transnational and global contexts and also integrates the themes of imperialism and immigration into the traditional narrative. Authors Alice L. Conklin, Sarah Fishman, and Robert Zaretsky begin with the premise that while France and the U.S. are sister republics, they also exhibit profound differences that are as compelling as their apparent similarities. The authors frame the book around the contested emergence of the French Republic--a form of government that finally appears to have a permanent status in France--but whose birth pangs were much more protracted than those of the American Republic. Presenting a lively and coherent narrative of the major developments in France's tumultuous history since 1870, the authors organize the chapters around the country's many turning points and confrontations. They also offer detailed analyses of politics, society, and culture, considering the diverse viewpoints of men and women from every background including the working class and the bourgeoisie, immigrants, Catholics, Jews and Muslims, Bretons and Algerians, rebellious youth, and gays and lesbians.
Author: Great Britain. Imperial Mineral Resources BureauPublish On: 1921
The chief use of tungsten is in the manufacture of tool steels , especially those
varieties known as “ high - speed ” steels . Tungsten steel is also used for making
permanent magnets and the valves of internal combustion engines . The
Author: Great Britain. Imperial Mineral Resources Bureau
Author: James Hamilton-PatersonPublish On: 2010-10-07
Reference has already been made to its being able to outmanoeuvre high- performance fighters at altitude, but this was ... Yet as the Vulcan reached flying
speed and the pilot rotated and its giant wing bit into the air it seemed to leap off
Author: James Hamilton-Paterson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Technology & Engineering
In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft - a world-class achievement that was not mere rhetoric. And what aircraft they were. The sleek Comet, the first jet airliner. The awesome delta-winged Vulcan, an intercontinental bomber that could be thrown about the sky like a fighter. The Hawker Hunter, the most beautiful fighter-jet ever built and the Lightning, which could zoom ten miles above the clouds in a couple of minutes and whose pilots rated flying it as better than sex. How did Britain so lose the plot that today there is not a single aircraft manufacturer of any significance in the country? What became of the great industry of de Havilland or Handley Page? And what was it like to be alive in that marvellous post-war moment when innovative new British aircraft made their debut, and pilots were the rock stars of the age? James Hamilton-Paterson captures that season of glory in a compelling book that fuses his own memories of being a schoolboy plane spotter with a ruefully realistic history of British decline - its loss of self confidence and power. It is the story of great and charismatic machines and the men who flew them: heroes such as Bill Waterton, Neville Duke, John Derry and Bill Beaumont who took inconceivable risks, so that we could fly without a second thought.
We need huge investments in green technology, infrastructure rebuilding, high- speed trains, education, and health care to meet our human and environmental
needs and to revive the economy's productive capacity. Deficit spending, in the ...
Author: Gary Dorrien
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Sourcing the major traditions of progressive Christian social ethics social gospel liberalism, Niebuhrian realism, and liberation theology Gary Dorrien argues for the social-ethical necessity of social justice politics. In carefully reasoned essays, he focuses on three subjects: the ethics and politics of economic justice, racial and gender justice, and antimilitarism, making a constructive case for economic democracy, along with a liberationist understanding of racial and gender justice and an anti-imperial form of liberal internationalism. In Dorrien's view, the three major discourse traditions of progressive Christian social ethics share a fundamental commitment to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. His reflections on these topics feature innovative analyses of major figures, such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Burnham, Norman Thomas, and Michael Harrington, and an extensive engagement with contemporary intellectuals, such as Rosemary R. Ruether, Katie Cannon, Gregory Baum, and Cornel West. Dorrien also weaves his personal experiences into his narrative, especially his involvement in social justice movements. He includes a special chapter on the 2008 presidential campaign and the historic candidacy of Barack Obama.
Author: Sir Humphrey Francis De Trafford (3d bart.)Publish On: 1907
Eclipse is generally supposed to have inherited his wonderful speed and stamina
from the Darley Arabian , but this ... with the result that in course of time the
English race - horses of the Eclipse line closely resembled high - caste Arabs ,
Author: Sir Humphrey Francis De Trafford (3d bart.)
Category: Horse breeds
Includes information on the Clydesdale horse, Vol. 2, p. 118-151.