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08-17-2011 08:26 BJT Special Report:Two High-Speed Trains Crash in East China |

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And for more on that, we also have Mr. Li Hongchang, associate professor from Beijing Jiaotong University, who is joining us on the phone.

Q1. To what extent does slowing trains down increase safety? And does it mean the trains were going too fast in the first place?

Q2. Slowing trains down can't be the ultimate solution. But before raising the speed once again, what must be done?

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