It Doesn't Have To Be This Way

The high-speed train that connects Shanghai and Beijing covers the roughly 1,100 km in a bit over 4 hours. Jen Zhu Scott, the Hong Kong-based technologist pointed out that this is comparable to the 1,300 km that separates Boston and Chicago, yet the trip on Amtrak takes 21 hours and 35 minutes and costs twice as much.

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