China’s high-speed rail massive delays

 Multiple railway hubs experienced large-scale train delays at the same time on August 12. Netizens had heated discussions about the delays.

As Jimu News reported, many railway stations including Chongqing North Railway Station, Chengdu East Railway Station, and other railway hubs all experienced simultaneous large-scale delays. The video on the internet showed that the MRT had stopped on a viaduct.

 Southwest Railway reported that at about 6:30 p.m. on August 12, the railway department’s inspection found faulty equipment, and service was being restored. Trains on some lines under the management of the Chengdu Bureau will be late.

According to Xiwang Zhixing, some people also said that the authorities claimed that the reason for the delay was the weather. Others said the cause was a power failure. Some passengers commented that this kind of widespread delay would only happen once in a thousand years. The power grid of the Railway Bureau has been disconnected. Hundreds of high-speed rail trains in Sichuan have stopped and cannot move.

Qinghai: flash flood washes away dozens of vehicles

On August 13, heavy rain caused floods in Hualong County, Haidong City, Qinghai Province.

Chinese media reported that dozens of cars in an auto repair shop were washed away, and the force of the current rammed cars together pushing them along. [video]

The Qinghai Provincial Department of Water Resources issued a yellow flood warning for Hualong County. It is expected that from 5 pm on August 13 to 8 pm on August 14, there is the danger of more flooding in Hualong County and other places. So far, no casualties have been reported.

‘First of China’s dragon silver treasures’ sold for 4657.5 million yuan

In recent years, China’s ancient coin collection movement has developed rapidly. 

According to Chinese media a rare and valuable ancient coin, Fengtian Yiliang, appeared at the Chengxuan auction on August 11 and attracted a host of interested collectors and the curious. The Fengtian Yiliang was certified by Professional Coin Grading Service as AU55 points. It was sold for approximately $6.9 million or 46,575 million yuan, setting the highest record for Chinese coins in public auctions. It is also recognized as “The first of China’s dragon silver treasures.”

According to the INF, the silver coins in Kuping taels (treasury standard of units or currency) at that time lagged behind the silver tael system, so the market boycotted them after they were issued. Then, coins made of silver were found and recovered. They were issued in the 29th year of Guangxu (1903) by Fengtian Province (now Liaoning Province), so they are rare.

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