My article Bloggers speak out in China: But is the govt listening? is posted on Sify.com website.
Watching China is a fascinating experience! There are surprises at every turn.
Take a train accident that recently killed at least 40 people and injured 200 injured near Wenzhou in the southern Zhejiang province.
A bullet train collided with another which had stopped after being struck by lightning. Xinhua said that a coach of the first train "plunged onto the ground vertically while another coach was hanging on the bridge with one side seriously deformed." Four cars of the second train derailed off the 20 metre-high bridge.
The government's handling of the accident triggered a heated debate in China. China Daily wrote that it "generated more complaints than compliments".
This is interesting at several levels.
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