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China Train Wreck Kills at Least 70
Monday, Apr. 28, 2008 By AP/ANITA CHANG

 

 (BEIJING) — A high-speed passenger train jumped its tracks and slammed into another train in eastern China on Monday, killing at least 70 people and injuring more than 400. Authorities were quoted as saying human error was to blame.

 

The death toll could rise, with 70 people hospitalized in critical condition after the pre-dawn crash in a rural part of Shandong province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

It said a total of 420 people had been hurt in China’s worst train accident in a decade. No foreigners were among the dead.

Xinhua said investigators had ruled out terrorism as a cause of the crash. Its English report said it was human error, while its Chinese-language report attributed the crash to negligence, without giving other details.

Xinhua said two high-ranking railway officials in Shandong had been fired.

The crash just before the May Day long weekend holiday happened when a train traveling from Beijing to Qingdao — site of the sailing competition during the Olympics in August — derailed and hit a second passenger train just before dawn. Nine of the first train’s carriages were knocked into a dirt ditch, Railway Ministry spokesman Wang Yongping said in a statement.

The second train on its way from Yantai in Shandong to Xuzhou in eastern Jiangsu province was knocked off its tracks although it stayed upright. News photos showed several of its carriages sitting across the train tracks just outside the city of Zibo.

News photos showed rescuers pulling passengers from a carriage sitting on its side. Survivors bundled in white bed sheets from the sleeper cars stood or sat near the wreckage.

Xinhua said bloodstained sheets and broken thermos flasks could be seen on the ground beside the twisted train cars.

It did not say how many people were on both trains.

“Most passengers were still asleep, but some were standing in the aisle waiting to get off at the Zibo railway station,” one passenger surnamed Zhang told Xinhua.

“I suddenly felt the train, like a roller coaster, topple … to one side and all the way to the other side. When it finally went off the tracks, many people fell on me,” Zhang said.

Zhang, who was on the train from Beijing, was injured when the train toppled into farmland beside the track. She said local villagers used farm tools to smash train windows to pull out trapped passengers.

“I saw a girl who was trying to help her boyfriend out of the train, but he was dead,” Zhang said.

Xinhua said heavy cranes were being used to move the wrecked rail cars, with workers aiming to reopen the line by early Tuesday, a little more than 24 hours after the accident.

It was the second major railway accident in Shandong this year. In January, 18 people died when a train hurtling through the night at more than 75 miles per hour slammed into a group of about 100 workers carrying out track maintenance near the city of Anqiu.

According to the 163.com news Web site, it was the worst train accident in China since 1997, when another collision killed 126 people.

Trains are the most popular way to travel in China, and the country’s overloaded rail network carried 1.36 billion passengers last year, Xinhua said. That is slightly behind India, which had 1.4 billion passengers last year, according to the Indian National Railways Web site.

 

cited from http://time.com/time

 

Write a letter to the editor expressing your feeling towards this piece of news.

 

Your feeling

1. as a Hong Kong citizen

2. as a Chinese citizen

3. from the point of view of tourism, environment

4. from the point of view of trade, business, economically

5. considering the coming Beijing 2008

6. considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc)

7. from any point of view that you can think of

 

(S1 group work; S2 individual work)


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As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel pity for the passengers in the train. Also hope that this kind of situation won’t happen in HK’s railways.
As a Chinese citizen, I think this accident will absolutely affect the image of China railways among other countries. Hope that this kind of accident will become history and do not happen again.
If I am a tourist in China, I will avoid taking train in China, because it is such a dangerous transport.
This accident will surely affect the economy and the railway company. The railway company may face the crisis of lossing a lot of passengers, also affect the trading between place and place. These factors will all led to the economic problem.
As Beijing Olympic 2008 is coming sooner and sooner, this will also affect it. There are a lot of bad news about the Olympic in these few months, this issue will again affect the morale of Chinese.

Comment by Grammy

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel pity for the passengers in the train. Also hope that this kind of situation won’t happen in HK’s railways.
As a Chinese citizen, I think this accident will absolutely affect the image of China railways among other countries. Hope that this kind of accident will become history and do not happen again.
If I am a tourist in China, I will avoid taking train in China, because it is such a dangerous transport.
This accident will surely affect the economy and the railway company. The railway company may face the crisis of lossing a lot of passengers, also affect the trading between place and place. These factors will all led to the economic problem.
As Beijing Olympic 2008 is coming sooner and sooner, this will also affect it. There are a lot of bad news about the Olympic in these few months, this issue will again affect the morale of Chinese.

Student in Hk,
Grammy Chong

Comment by Grammy

The news of this accident was a shock to us.
it’s really tragic .it really astonished
to me !
the train accident affect the confidence of tourists. may be people may care about the trian, like does it work properly .
and this serious accident made a large death toll and large economic loss ! and affect the rush hour.
i think the accident affect 2008 olmpic deep and far. people may frightened about same accident occur again and make a larger death toll. They loss the confident of China .

Comment by christy :)

dear editor:
as a hong kong citizen,i feel sad that such acident had happened, i feel upset for thoses people family and relatives, ihope they can recover the pain soon.
as a china citizen, i feel pity of my own country,
how will the people from other places thinki about our country .
from the point of view of tourism, i think this enviormentis too danger
for a trip.
from the point of view of trade, i think this country is danger for business tradingor my trades, economically, i think i won’t
trde with them.
considering the soon Beijing 2008, the people from other country had a bad image of us already, they may not be happy to stay in china .
considering the relationship with foreign government, they may think china is not good or what ever, and donot want to corperate with us.
from my point of view, ithink that this accident had brought negative image to the other country, i hope it won’t happen again

student of hk, SUM

Comment by SUM

I feel that upset. It is because it have 70 people died in the accident! I hope that the people who died in the accident of their family, don’t so unhappy, be strong! As a Chinese citizens, I hope that never happen this kind of accident again. It is because if the transport are like that, I will so afraid to travell by the train!
I think the tourism will so afraid to travell in China. I think they will so worried when they are travelling on the train!
This accident, except it makes a lot of people died. It has a lot of economic problems. For example, government need to send a lot of doctor, nurse to safe the people who have dangerous!Also, the government need to maintain the roads.So,it needs to use a lot of money about this accident.
The people who need to go to the Beijing olympic,for example:the Shandong people.May be they are decided to go to Beijing by this train. However, this accident make the road can’t work, it makes a big problem!
The foreign governmen will think that China don’t have enough prepartion for the road, so it cost the accident!

Comment by Harry

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very sad about this accident.I think this accident is quite serious.

As a Chinese citizen,I hope the government can make the railway more safe.And I will feel really upset if my friends and relatives are dead or injured.

From the point view of tourism and trade,I feel disappointed to China.It’s because China is a big city,it shouldn’t happen.

Considering the soon Beijing 2008,this accident will make the people feel frightened about travelling by the railway.This will affect people go to Qingdao to watch Olympic Games.

According to those points in above,I think these will increase the bad image of China.

Hong Kong citizen,
Liska

Comment by LISKA

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel worry and sad. It is because this accident are affected many people, and it may affect the transport. As a Chinese citizen, I hope that it will be no accident happen again and the hurt people can become just like before healthy.

If I am a tourist, I will take the different transports, because they maybe more safe. And this accident, will affect china business.
Olympic Beijing2008 is coming, the railway is a kind of transport to arrive there, and I think china government should do something to let the railway become safe. Therefore, many people can go to visit Beijing.

Student of Hong Kong,
Moon

Comment by Moon

As a HK citizen,I felt sorry for this because it is a great accident that lots of people were affected.
As a Chinese citizen, I think we should get this change to improve the railway, so there won’t be another serious disaster as this.
As a tourist, I feel worried cause if there’s one, there can be another identical accident too.
At the point of economy, I will feel sad cause it made a lot of damages.
Considerating the coming olympic, I hope the China government can train the drivers more frequently and upgrade the railway to prevent another identical accident.
Considerating the foreign relationships, I hope the Chinese government can grantee that no identical accidents will occur.
And as a kid of HK, I will pray and hope the God can give the Chinese government have enough power to improve it, if I’m a Christian.

Comment by 2C04Alex

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen, I think this is really a huge trouble, I hope that would not appear in the coming days. Also, for the injured or dead passengers that affected by this affair, I feel extremely sad and sorry.
In a point of view as a Chinese citizen, I think this may affect the trading economy of China, it may cause economic problems. I hope this can remind people about the regular repair of the rails and trains.
As a tourist, I would not go places by train because it’s very dangerous and it can cause critical damages.
If my job is a businessman, of course this will affect me because many trades will due to this incident and need to be canceled. This would make my company loses a large amount of money.
Of course this will affect the Beijing Games ’cause the people would think Chinese people are not creful enough so that the trip to Beijing also may be in danger. This would reduce the confidence of the outlander.

Comment by KEN

Dear editor,
I feel amazed and this accident is horrible.Imagine that you are one of the passengers in the train, anything just come up suddenly then you can get hurt or even died. As a Hong Kong citizens, I feel sorrow for the people who died in this accident. I think government should give a good explanation to public why it will happen such things and promise this won;t happen in the future. This accident is extremely serious so it will affect many things. The Chinese citizens will feel that it is not safe when the train is working. As a result, tourism and China’s reputation may affect. This train wreck caused a lot of money to rebuild the road or the things that were broken. The government need to pay extra money for this accident. This accident have caused the railway to close for a period of time. Many people may feel it is not confidence to travel other places. Also, this accident surely will affect the railway company since it will cause some loss of passengers and their confidence that give the passengers will decrease.
Beijing Olympic is coming and government should pay attention to this accident. This accident have already affected the Olympic since it gave a bad impression to others and they had less confidence to China. What’s more,there were already many bad news in these few months. Government should not unconcern this problem.
Whatever, I hope it won’t happen again since it is terrible.

Students in Hong Kong,
Yu Wing Kin

Comment by Marco fish~2D

Dear editor,
As a HK citizen I feel very upset,this will affect the transportation of China. If i wanted to go
China. I won’t take the train,because it’s
too dangerous.I think the Indian National Railways
should give money to the dead people of this accident.
As a Chinese citizen,I feel disappointed
because our train have this accident.
It also cause the economic problem,
because it will decrease the number of
people who take the train to China.
It maybe decreace the number of people
who go to the beijing 2008.
This cause a big trouble for China.
I hope the Indian National Railways should
repair or check the train because go away.

Comment by AsHlEy

Dear editior,
For me, as a HK citizen, i feel displease and suprised about it, because there are totally 70 prople were killed by this accident. At the same time, it is luckily HK’s MTR is very safe when it’s moving.
As a chinese citizen, i had great compassion for those death.I hope the local government should clean up the area more faster to find do it have any other people were still not get save.
For tourism, I think this railroad is not much safe.
For merchant, it affect their goods to transfer to other place. The economics of China maybe loss.
As the soon of Beijing2008, it’s not really affect that, the Olympic Games is mainly held in Beijing but not Shandong. But the tourist may prefer taking the bus to reilways.
I hope the government can finish the works very soon!

a HK secondary student,
Arthur

Comment by Arthur

as a hong kong citizen, i feel sad about this accident. as a chinese citizen, i feel very sad and i think that the image of chinese will be down. from the point of view of tourism, i will be afraid of taking train in china, becaus it may have this accident again. from the point of view of trade, business, economically, this accident will be a huge thing, becaues this accident may cause the business man a bad image of trading in china, they might feel that trade in china is not safe.
and about the soon beijing olympic 2008, other people may think china is not very safe, and so they will not come to china for watching plympic games.
for the relationship with foreign government, i don’t think it is a big problem for the relationship with foreign government.

Comment by AdriAn

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very sorry for dead and injuries in the accident.

As a Chinese citizen,I hope the government can improve the safety of the railway. So that same kind of accident win’t happen again.

From the point view of tourism and trade, I will not travel to China by train since there was accident happend. And I think the China railway is not safe enough, which always cause serious problems. If I am a businessman, I think if similar accident happen again, it will cause serious affect on my trade, and may cause great loss to my company. As a result I won’t trade in China to prevent the above risks.

According to those points mentioned above,I think these will increase the bad image of China.

Hong Kong citizen,
Stella

Comment by Stella

Dear sir,
As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel regret for the passengers that were died and injured in the train. I hope that the died passengers can rest in peace in the heaven.
As a Chinese citizen, I hope that the emotion of the died passengers’ relatives can be stable.
From the point of view of tourism, I will not trave by trians in China.It is because of the horrible shadow after this accident.
This accident will absolutely affect the business volume of the railway company. The business volume of this railway company willl be decrease sharply.
As the Beijing 2008 is coming, many tourists will come to China, they will afriad of the same accident occur again. As the main transport connet Beijing and the other city is train, the ardor of the tourists will decrease.
This accident gives foreign government a bad reflection.The relationship between China and foreign government will become worst.

Student in Hong Kong,
Serena

Comment by Serena

as hk citizen,i feel upset for this case. as a chinese citizen, i also become sad and i think that chinese’s image will decrease.
after this case, i become afraid of traverlling train in china because i think it is not safety.
In this case , i think many business man will scared to travel china because they may think that it is not enough safe.
the olympic2008, i think not much people will watch the competition in china, because this case give a signal to them which mean china is not safety.But i don’t think it is a big problem for the relationship with foreign government.

Comment by KIT@2C

Dear editor,
As I am a Hong Kong citizen, when I know the news about it I feel very surprised and sad. At the same time, as I am a citizen in China I will hope that the government can try their best to help the affected people. I hope that you can ask the government to help the people and care of them about their life and etc.

I hope this thing will not affect all the trade and the transport. Also the government should be quick to build the new rail for people can use and for the image of Beijing Olympics

At last I hope that the government can do the best and help the people.

Jason

Comment by Jason

Dear editor,

I feel distressed about this incident.
As a Hong Kong citizen, I think we can learn from this event— the drivers should have a responsibility to protect passengers’ lives.
As a China citizen, I think the government should make a self-examination in order to avoid theres kind of catastrophe happpen anymore. Moreover, the company of the train should employ good and responsible staffs to servive the passengers, and check wheather the railways are old that led to this incident.
From the point of view of tourism, I think this will affect the confidence of foreign tourists to visit China since they may think dagers are surrouned them and happen easily.
From the point of view of economy, I think this may lead a fall of economy of China.
For the soon Beijing 2008, I think tourists and locals may not dare to take any public transportation and take their private cars.
For the relationship with foreign government, it may become worse since then.

Student from Hong Kong,
Daisy Cheung Mei Ling

Comment by da!sy

Hi Editor,

Apart from reading the news article of ‘China Train Wreck Kills at least 70’ dated on April 29, I also spent some time on reading the related news. As a Hong Kong citizen, I am terribly sorry for the people who were involved in this accident. It is such a shame to hear that happened. It was possibly one of the worst train accidents in more than a decade.
The Chinese officials blamed for the excessive speed, even some of them claimed it was caused by the terrorism although the foreign officials had another thought. As a Chinese citizen, I didn’t know if this accident might affect the security on traveling by trains. If I were them, I would send some words to the official that the incident should be investigated and shown the result to the public promptly.
I have been hearing a lot of negatives about China lately and frankly I don’t want to hear them anymore. In terms of tourism, the Olympics torch incident has ruined the relationship between France and China. According to the recent news, it said that some French visitors had canceled their reservations to Beijing Olympics. China has many beautiful places. If the tourism is affected by the negatives of Beijing Olympics or other unnecessary incidents, China is definitely not deserved it.
This incident had been affected hundreds of passengers with about 70 deads. In terms of trading, I don’t think it affects the business in China. Before the release of investigation’s result, we should take it as an accident. The business will not be affected by it unless it was caused by the terrorism.
The accident might come in a wrong time. This is China’s worst train accident since 1997 came as the government strives to make the country secure for the Beijing Olympics in August. We should not pull all the negatives and Olympics 2008 together. They are different.
The China’s state television station CCTV said four French citizens were injured. The relationship between Chinese and French might not as good as before and it should not get worse because of minor incidents or other type of accidents.
Trains are the most popular way to travel in china. While accidents are rare, the government is trying to extend and upgrade the rail network. The rail in China should pay more attention on the safety and precautions on the rail and try to avoid this kind of incident to be happened again.

Regards,
Joel Ho

Comment by Joel

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel very shock and sorry for this serious traffic accidental.I hoope that the injured and dead people’s family can forget this trouble accident soon. I also hope that this kind of accident will not happened in Hong Kong.
As a Chinese citizen, I want the government to handle the case as soon as passible.Moreover, I want the government to set up a group that responsible for investigate how did this accident occur and to pacify the injured people’s family.
They need to promise that this terrible accidents may not happen anymore.
From the point of view of tourism, I feel worry about my personal safety and I will not trust the government in a short period.From the point of view of evironment, the train was being broken and there are a lot of the rubbish risked by the train. It will pollute the evironment seriously.
from the point of view of trade, business, economically, if I am a bussiness man, I will not trade with them because their economic is very unstable by happening this accident. On the other hand, the trade of Xinhua won’t be good because the bussiness men have already lost the confidence to them.
As the 2008Beijing Olympic is coming soon, but there are still many bad news in the few months, this may affect the confidence between China and other countries.
Finally, I hope the government can handle all bad news or things quickly, so that we can enjoy and have fun in the coming 2008 Beijing Olympic. (:

Hong Kong citizen,
Bowie Hui

Comment by B0W!E:)

1. as a Hong Kong citizen
I hope the relatives of the people who dead in this accident not to be too sad.
2. as a Chinese citizen
I hope the railway may be repaired soon.
3. from the point of view of tourism, environment
I hope the same ting will not happen in my country.
4. from the point of view of trade, business, economically
I hope it will not affect my trade.

5. considering the soon Beijing 2008
I hope people from other countries will not be afriad of taking a train for transport.
6. considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc)
China has to repair the railway before the Olympic2008.
7. from any point of view that you can think of
I hope this kind of bad news will never happens in China anymore.

Comment by leo

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen I think this accident is very horrible because it hurts many people. Train accident happened is very unusual so it is very convulse to us.
As a China citizen I feel very grieved because many people hurt in this accident. It influence me or passenger’s confidence to embarkation train.
If l go to China for trip, l may no embarkation any train because after l read this news, l can’t believe the train is very safe in China. I think other tourists will have the same feeling with me.
This accident may cause China lose many money and the countries may have not much confidence in trade by use train or in personnel matters probelms.
I think China may enhance the safety of transports, ensure there are no any human error.
other foreign government may start to think of the safety of transport in China. It may make less tourists come to China for trip.
I hope China can improve the safety of the transport.
Student form Hong Kong
Amy

Comment by Amy

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I really feel sad about this accident.at lease 70 people died in the accident and cause economy loss.Although the accident was not happened in Hong Kong but we also will worry about it, we hope that this kind of accident will not happen in Hong Kong.Anyway,the Hong Kong railways is very safe!As a Chinese citizen,I will feel very grieved about this.Also the government should do something to protect and make sure that this accident will not happen again!It also make me feel afraid and dont use the railways.
In fact it must effect the Beijing 2008 because reilway is the main transportation,if people from different countries know this accident they may worry about its safty and use another transport.
On the otherhand,this accident need to waste a lot of man power and effect the environment! So that the government must consider this accident carefully and make sure no next time!

Hong Kong citizen,
Yvonne

Comment by Yvonne:)

Dear editor,

As a Hong kong citizen,I feel really surprised about this accident. I think train is the most safe transport in the world . The main cause of this accident is the installation around the railway .Beside,the quality of the train is aslo poor.
As a Chinese citizen,I really feel sad about it .I suggest the government should improve
the train system and enhance the training of train driver. There is a lot of problems that we can solve.The is still a lot of rooms for improvement of the railway system.
The accident has caused a big economic loss because a lot of trade and business activities
will be affected. The goods cannot be delivered on time .
In addition, the tourists may not travel by train in China after the accident. The tourists was lost the confidence by this issue.
The other country ,may not want to have cooperation with China.This may affected the reputation of China.
student in Hong Kong
Cheung Hoi Man

Comment by Bonnie

Dear editor
As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel sorry of the people got hurted or killed in this accident.
As a Chinese citizen, I would avoid riding on the train, because I think it is dangerous.
From the point of view of tourism, environment, I will not visit China, because the railway is very dangerous.
Fom the point of view of trade, business, economically, it will affect people’s trade to China.
Considering the soon Beijing 2008, this accident
will affect the tourists coming to Beijing.
Student from Hong Kong
Jenna

Comment by jenna

Dear editor,
i are really felt upset that 70 people have died and more than 400 got heart as a Hong Kong citizen and a Chinese citizen.If i am tourism or environment,i will think that am i safe that travel by a train in China?if i see the point of view of trade, business, economically,i will think that Questioned the Jinan Railroad Bureau expands the rubber to aid the railroad such important project outside, unexpectedly meets sentences executes the engineering unit for the entire non- experience.i will considering the soon Beijing 2008 that did the China’s transport safe to travel?if i considering the relationship with foreign government,i will tell my citizens don’t go to China to travel!i really have a question mark that how China’s goverment work!
Hong Kong citizen,
tommy

Comment by Tommy

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen,also as a Chinese
citizen,I feel upset about this.I knew
that if you has the responsibility on the job,you can’t make any mistake especially it
includes lives.
From the point of view of tourism,
environment is a main cause of this accident.
It’s good but difficult to drive.

From the point of view of trade,
business, economically,the government must miss many money for clearing up the train and it cause life and economic loses.

Considering the soon Beijing 2008,I think it won’t have similar things happen because the Beijing government is preparing the best for the Olympic coming soon.

Considering the relationship with
foreign government ,I think some people who didn’t like China to hold the Olympic will have the chance to doubt China again…But I hope not=]

From any point of view that I can
think of is do the right thing in the right time as it’s your responsibility,or else you need other people to clear up your mass that’s beset.

–SECRET–

Comment by Secret

1. as a Hong Kong citizen
I hope it will not affect the Olympic game of 2008.
2. as a Chinese citizen
I hope this accident will not affect my working.
3. from the point of view of tourism, environment
I think taking a train to travel is still a safe way.
4. from the point of view of trade, business, economically
I think the railway will be repaired soon,otherwise it may affect the trading.
5. considering the soon Beijing 2008
I think it will be repaired soon so it will not affect the Olympic game of 2008.
6. considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc)
The railway must be repaired before the Olympic game of 2008.
7. from any point of view that you can think of
I hope the relatives will not be to upset.

Comment by marco

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen, we feel so sad for many of our compatriot dead and get hurt in this accident.

As a Chinese citizen, we also feel very sad. And the people from different other countries may think China is a terror place. I don’t to be one of the terror. And I hope that Chinese government
can improve the safety on the traffic.

From the point of view of tourism and environment, people may not like China and may not like to travel China any more. From the point of view of trade, business and economically, there are many problem in business and it may influence the business. It may influence the Beijing 2008 to come off too.

On the other hand, because of Tibet problem, the relationship between foreign countries and China are very tight, especially France. We think Chineses government should confess the whole affair to the world to make other countries to feel relieved.

Hong Kong citizen,
Yoyo So, Joey Kwok, Angel Wong, Janice Wong

Comment by yoyo

Dear editor,

As a Chinese citizen,I am sad.It is because that this case killed many our Chinese people.On the other hand,as a Hong Kong citizen,I don’t think this case will affect Hong Kong people,but I think people will learn more about this accident and avoid going to China by this kind of train.
After this accident,Hong Kong people will avoid this kind of case in Hong Kong appear.
Lastly,I don’t think this accident will obstruct the Bejing2008 Olymipic games.

Comment by Karen~hins

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel sad because this accident kill many people, and it affect the tourism.

As a Chinese citizen, I hope that this accident happen is not true and also it won’t happen in the future.

If I am a tourist, I will take another transports,
because they will more safe to our life. And this accident, will affect environment.
Olympic Beijing2008 is coming, the railway is a one of the transport to arrive there, and I hope that china government should do something to let the railway become safe,like recheck all the railways etc. So that many people can go to visit Beijing more safe.

Student of Hong Kong,
Karen

Comment by karenbut

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very up set about this accident.I think this accident is quite serious. I’m also a chinese. As a Chinese citizen,I hope the government can improve the safety of the railway. So that same kind of accident won’t happen again. From the point view of tourism and trade, I will not travel to China by train because i think it was not safe. Considering the soon Beijing 2008,this accident will make the people feel afraid and disappointed about travelling by the railway.This will affect people go to Qingdao to watch Olympic Games. For the point of view of trade, westen people may afraid to trade to chinese on train.

I’m looking forward to see that Chinese government will improve the safety of the trains.

Hong Kong citizen geoffrey

Comment by geoffrey

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,i really feel disappointed and sad.How people think that they will dead in a few minutes?It is terrible and fearful.
Beside as a Chinese citizen, i hope that government can improve the train, if not we will lose a common and useful transport.The government must think some new idea to solve this problem.
From the point of view of tourism, environment, i think when they visit to China, they maynot use this transport,because they think it was a horrible train that have been killed many kind of people.
From the point of view of economy , it will be use many money in this accident, use the money to help the people who affect in this accident,to build other transports or rebuild the trains etc.The government will lose a large number of money
Considering the soon Beijing 2008,the people in other cities may afraid transport in China,because this accident give them a bad impressions, i hope that they can consider.
Considering the relationship with foreign government, they may be think China dont attend to the safety problems.

Hong Kong citizen,
kik0

Comment by kik0:D

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel sad for the passengers who were died of this accident. I think they are very unlucky. I also think we should improve the safety of the railways in China. If the accident happen in Hong Kong, that must be horrible.
As a Chinese citizen, I feel a little disappointed to the Chinese government. Other Countries also have railways, why they don’t happened this serious accident. I think that the government of China should improve the safety rules of railway, and they should check the railways regularly every half a year, to make the accident more lesser.
From the point of view of tourism. I think they may think China is a bad travel place. Because the accident make people feel the environment is dangerous.
From the point of view of trade, I think this accident may also affect the trade between businessmen. The time of transport goods may late. It also affect the economic.
Beijing 2008 is coming soon. I think this will make a little bit affect for the Olympic games. Because some people may the railways are all dangerous.

Student from Hong Kong,
Emily

Comment by Emily Ma^^

1. as a Hong Kong citizen
I feel upset because it is a artificial accidental.
2. as a Chinese citizen
I hope it will not affect the people are working there.
3. from the point of view of tourism, environment
The railway there are too old.It is not safe.
4. from the point of view of trade, business, economically
The railway can earn a lot of money if it is repair.
5. considering the soon Beijing 2008
I don’t think repair it or not will affect Olympic game of 2008.
6. considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc)
The railway may not be repaired before the Olympic game of 2008,because it is not important.
7. from any point of view that you can think of
I hope that China government must check every
railway in China.It must not any else accidental.

Comment by jerry.\_/.

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citize, i am sad for this accident. As a Chinese citizen, i also feel sad and unhappy. I think the government should repair the old railways. It may be dangerous. Repair railway need money but it is a must. There are no affect to Olympic game of 2008 but don’t repair it may happen the accident again. I hope China government can repair all old or unsafe railway to protect people’s lifes.

Comment by wesley

As a Hong Kong citizen,I regret to the death of the passengers and I think this accident is quite shocked to me.
As a Chinese citizen,I will afraid to travel by train and hope that it won’t happen again.
If I am a tourist in China,I will take another transports instead of train.
I think this accident will directly affect the economy because there will be a loss of a large amount of money such as the fee for repairing the rail and the fee of the injured passengers.
As the Beijing 2008 is coming soon,this accident will also affect the image and reputation of China.
After this accident ,I think the foreign government with keep away from China for a period of time.

Comment by coco

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I’m sad and shocked.This accident caused 70 people died.I am glad that Hong Kong railway is safe.I will afraid of my life if I am a China citizens.Tourists from other countries will worry about the safety problems of China Railway.

Beijing Olympic 2008 is coming soon.This accident may affect the thought of other people.The government need to notice this problem.

Student from Hong Kong,
Karina Ching

Comment by Karina:)

Dear editor,

1. As a Hong Kong citizen, i feel painful of the dead of so many people. It was really horrible and unbelievable.This accident make people scare, i think i won’t take the train within 5 years.

2.As a Chinese citizen , i feel so worry about all those family of the dead people. They lots their family members within a few minutes, and those children which the parents dead of this accident, was really poor.

3.In the point of a tourist, i hope it won’t affect the Beijing 2008.I don’t want to take the train in China because i’m afraid that i will die.

4. From the point of view of economy, I will use much money to repair the system of the train. And build another transportation.

5.considering the soon Beijing 2008, I think it will lose a number of people to come to Beijing to watch the Olympic game because they will afraid of another kinds of accident may happened.

6.Considering the relationship with foreign government, others countries may warn China to check their systems.

4.

Comment by GLORIA

If I am a other country people, I will very disappointed because the Olympics is coming soon and China is a powerful country. I hope China government cn do it well and give a doog comeback to me. From this article, I think that the transportation of China have many problems.

Comment by YU

Dear editor,
1. As a Hong Kong citizen,
I wish that i can help the families that involved.
I feeling worried .I noticed that some of the families still have no news for their families members or friends.They ‘re still missing.
2.As a Chinese,i feel disappointed to the train company and that train driver.The train has drove over th max. spreed.
3. from the point of view of tourism, environment,i may get worried to travelled by the train.The thing on the side of the railway had been destroyed.

4. from the point of view of trade, business, economically,the railway have to pay lots of money to repaired demaged railway and buy new train.

5. considering the soon Beijing 2008,other contries may think that Chinese people and transport are noy reliable.

6. considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc),the foreign government may consider the safty of their foregin vistor of China.

7. from the point of view of the workers on the train,I would want to change a safter job.

Comment by Tebby

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very disappoint in this accident.I think China government should look after this king of case.

As a Chinese citizen,I think I will tell to my parents , friends and relatives.For their safty , I may send E-mail to the government department for complain.

If I am a tourist in China,I will take another transports like Taxi , bus or book a travel bus instead of train.

I think this accident may make some disadventage of China in other citzes or country ‘s eye.

Hong Kong citizen,
Jennifer

Comment by Jenifa

student in Hong Kong,
tebby

Comment by Tebby

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel really sad and horrible for this accident. There are at least 70 people died in the accident, that not a small number of people.

As a Chinese citizen, I think we should do something to help those people are hospitalized. For example, to donate money for them to have better medical treatment And also, to donate money for the company that make the train, because they need much money to repair a new train.

From the point of view of tourism, environment, I think that the environment was damaged by the accident and the railway to China may be cannot work as usual, so we need to think so others way to China.

From the point of view of trade, business, economically, I think the company of railway may need to give back the money for the tickets to the passengers who will take the train in the following days until the railway is worked again, and also the company may lost many money by repairing the train.

Considering to the soon Beijing 2008, the accident may reduce a channel to join the Beijing Olympic, and the airline may not have enough plane to send all people to China to join the Olympic Games, then, the amount of people to go to Beijing will be decrease.

Considering to the relationship with foreign government, they can have this experience to think about how they can occur this kind of accident in the future again. For example, they may need to check the railways and the trains usually; checks are there any problems and repair them immediately.

A secondary two student from HK,
Melody

Comment by Melody

Dear editor :
As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel so sad those compatriot which are dead or get hurt in this acident.I hope that this acident will not happen in Olympic in Beijing.The Chinese government should check all of the facilites and make sure that it won’t be any big problem happen.

Comment by Katrina

Dear editor,

I was sad to hear this accident affect to our compatriot. I think people will lose their confidence in taking the train. No people taking the train. The train will decrease. The economy also affect too. The government should give out some money to repair the train track. I hope they can finish the work before the Olympic 2008. People can go to Beijing by taking the train.

Hong Kong citizen,

Wing,Jenny,Calla,Karen

Comment by Wing=]

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very surprised that have 70 people were died and 220 people were hurted.
As a China citizen, I will not take the train in the China and I feel sad to the people those get hurted or died.
From the point of view of tourism, the people will not go to China because they think the trains are dangerous and lost many money.
From the point of view of trade, business, they will lost many money too because no noe go to the China.
Considering the soon Beijing 2008,the people from other countries will think the China is bad that the train have killed many people.
Considering the relationship with foreign government,the other countries will think about China.
From my point of view,it is a bad image for China.

Secondary student from Hong Kong,
Andrew

Comment by Andrew

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen, ,i feel shocked and upset that the acident had happened. A lots of people were affected. I felt poor with them.
As a Chinese citizen,I feel disappointed that why the accident was happened. I think the government should help the people who were affected is this case seriously. They should repaired the railway soon too.
From the point of view of tourism, environment, I think the railway in china is not safety because of this accident.
From the point of view of businessman, I think this serious problem my cause their loss of profit.Considering the soon Beijing 2008, this accident may influence the traveller.

Comment by natalie

A student from Hong Kong ,
Katrina =]

Comment by Katrina

Dear editor,

After I read the news, I think I must write to you to express my strong feeling.

As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel very sad for the victims. Although Hong Kong is far away from Shandong, we still can hold some charity activities in order to raise enough money to help the survivors.
As a Chinese citizen, I think we can ‘pay the love forward’ to shows our cares. We can just send them some card to wish them simply.

I appreciate the efficiency of the Government because they can finish the rescue very soon and the train can keep on working now. I think this won’t affect the tourist very much but the ministry may need to apologize to the tourists on the wreck train that night.
This accident made the loss of money, including the cost of those two broken trains, one-day business and the reparation to the customers.

This accident may leave a bad impression to the tourists but I don’t think that will make a big difference on the number of tourists come to China in the coming days. Maybe this accident will become the one of the ridicules for the politic campaign between French, America and China.

Lastly, I think the related department should have a better training course for the workers, to reduce the economic loss and decrease the tragedy.

Student from HK
Michael

Comment by Michael

Dear editor,
After I read the news,I want to have some to express.As a Hong Kong citize,I feel very upset and unhappy about this accident.I really want to help and take care them.They may need to use the best medicine and also need money.I think we can rise some money for them.
And I think the government also need to do something.This accident do anyone need to have the responsibility?If have,what will they do?This accident case many people die and get hurt.What thing can the government do for them.If they do not care about the safety of the citize,how can the citize have the confidence to take the transport?I think they should set up some departments for monitoring the safety of transport.
And the Olympic 2008 is coming,many tourists will come to China.But the safety of the transports are not good.How can they trust and take them?They may not come to China because of this problem.This problem is very important and need to slove it immeditiately.
Thank you for reading this letter!
Hong Kong Citize,
Michelle Wong

Comment by Michelle

Dear editor:

As a Hong Kong citizen, I really feel astonished of these accidents which were happened in China. I think that these kind of accident occured because of neglecting by the railway commitee. And Hong Kong will not has such problems as we do the things carefully.
As a Chinses citizen, I will be worried about the accidents that, will it happened again ? And this will make me wondered wether I can take the trian or not. The railway commitee and the tourism may lose the trust.
As the news mentioned that train is a very common transport in China. So, many people and traders will take the trian for travelling to another places and trade. After this accidents ocurred, there may have economis loss of personal loss in the comming few days.
I think the result of the accident in Beijing line will be most serious. It is bacause the train is very important for soon Beijing 2008. May people will take the train to Beijing for Olympics. People will have to worry about their personal safty.
I think there is no change between China and the forigen government because this is only an accident and China have already taken the remendial works for those accidents.
At last, of course I hope that thses kind of accident will never happen again and China can really find the cause of the accidents and think of some improvement to avoid those accidents.

Citizen from Hong Kong,
Vincy

Comment by Vincy

Dear Editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel really sad and sorry to the passengers who died in the accident. I am glad that it was not happened in Hong Kong, but it is better not to be happened. As a China citizen, I hope the government will repair the railway to be safer or there will be more injured and died people appeared.

If I am a tourist in China, I will feel worried when I am traveling on the train.

If I am a businessman, I may feel disappointed because China is a big city. If my goods were affected in the accident, there must be a big lost.

The coming Olympic 2008 is the greatest thing in China, there must be a lot of people coming to watch the competition, if there is a accident likes that, China’s image may be damaged. The relationship with other foreign government will also affected, they may exclude China too.
According to the above points, I think China’s image will be damaged if they still not repair the railway.

A student from Hong Kong,
Mon

Comment by Mon

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen,i feel very hurt for this accident.I think it will affect the problem of Confidence of the people by happened the accidient in the future.
As a Chinese citizen,i feel very unhappy and scare because this accident caused many people died or injured.I think this train is very popular in China and it is very useful for all people to go to other place.However,it was suddenly happened this accident,If i am living in China,i think i will very scare and worry to take the train.Also,it will affect the tourism very much.For example,If i am the tourist, i think i will not visit China in a short time because of happened the accidient.I think i always need to take the train for visit different places.Therefore,the amount of the tourist will be decreased.I think the economic will be down than before.I think it will not affect the olympic game of 2008 much because it have few months to the olympic game.It also have some times to improve the train by the government.

Hong Kong citizen,
natalie

Comment by natalie

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very unhappy and astonished about this accident because it happened in mainland China.I think the Chinese government need to solve the problems of the railway as soon as possible.
As a Chinese , I felt very upset because ther were many compatriots died or hurted in the accident.And the railway company need to cheeck the system of them to stop the similar things happen again.And the Chinese government need to do something too.They need to keep a good face for other countries seen the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is coming.

A citzen in Hong Kong,China
Danny

Comment by DaNnY

Dear editor:

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very upst for it.It is because our China appeared this kind very serious accident.And hope that this kind accident don’t happen anymore.
As a Chinese citizen,I think this is too horrible to us,it’s because the train derailed the railway and caused 70people died.I will feel disappointed and very uncomfortable.I will be very afraid of train.
The Beijing 2008 Olympic is coming,I think this accident will affect the tourists afraid of travel everywhere by train.
I think the Chinese government must solve the safe of everything.So everybody will trust us.

Hong Kong citizen,
Jenny

Comment by Jenny

To editor:
As a Hong Kong citizen,I really feel sad about this thing. There are at least 70 people in this accident. It is a very big problem. I hope the government can help the affect people in this case. The olympic is coming now. I wish the accident like this will not happen again.

Hong Kong citizen
Raphael =]

Comment by Raphael

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I think this thing is not about me and I think i no need to know about it.

As a Chinese citizen,I hope the government can do something is more safe and secure.

From the point view of tourism and trade,I feel discontented to chinese because people do many things without somebody allowed.

Considering the soon Beijing 2008,this accident will make a bad feeling to other people.

According to those points in above,I think China need to improve many things.

Comment by DeNiS

As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel disappointed and upset of this accident. And I can’t help anything.
As a Chinese citizen, I think it was very danger. I will afraid of taking the train.
From the point of view of tourism, environment, I will afraid if taking train in China. The environment is too dangerous, is not suitable for taking.
From the point of view of trade, business, economically, they will loss a lot of money, they will give a lot of money to affected people family.
Considering the soon Beijing 2008, the accident maybe reduce the people to join the Olympic games.
Considering the relationship with foreign government , the other country will check more careful.
I think China should pay more attention. Don’t give the same accident to appear.
Student from HK
phoebe

Comment by phoebe

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel really sad after knowing this accident. Alao, I hope that we, the HK people can do something to help the people.
As a China citizen, I really feel shocked. I strongly request the government to improve the safty of the transports.
From the point of view of tourism, I think I need to be very careful when I take the transport in China, and I will be a little bit disappointed with China.
From the point of view of trade, bussiness, economically, I think the repairing fee is very high, also the amount of people taking the train will become less, and may bring less profit.
Considering the soon Beijing Olmypic 2008, I think the Chinese government should repair the train rail as soon as possible, and also, to avoid the problem to happen again, the company should train the company stuffs well and to improve the technic, then, China can gain the trust from the tourists and other countries again.
Considering the relationship with the foreign government, the Chinese government should repair the railway as soon as possible.
From the point of view of the family of the people who dead in this accident, I feel really upset, and I think the government must give us a respond about this accident and say sorry, also, the government should somthing to confort us.
Student form Hong Kong,
Fiona

Comment by Fiona

Dear editor,

Us a Hong Kong citizen and the Chinese citizen, i felt very upsad about this, because there were 70 people have died and more than 400 got heart in this accident.

And i think that it would be affect to the tourism and the environment. From the point of view of trade, business and the economically, think that it would affect them too.

Considering the soon of Beijing 2008, the government may improve the safety of the railway, than it can make more people believe China.

On the other hand, considering the relationship with foreign government, our Chinese government can talk with the other foreign, and work with them to improve the safety of the railway.
I hope that my suggest can help for the problem.

Student of Hong Kong
Candy

Comment by Candy

Dear editor,
1.As a Hong Kong citizen, we need to support our motherland.
2.As a Chinese citizen, we need to have a reflection and improve
3.From the point of view of tourism, environment
-We lose one of the important transports when we go to China for trip
The government need to use many natural resources to repair the railway and the train
4.From the point of view of trade, business, economically
-The businessman can not use the train or will affect their own timetable
5.Considering the soon Beijing 2008
-If the government can not repair the railway, it will cause many traffic problems.
6.Considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc)
-The foreign government may be think that China is not good place to build up a good relationship.

Hong Kong citizen,
Suki, Anna, Christy, Christie

Comment by Christie =]

Dear editor,
As a citizen in Hong Kong, I felt really astonished and sad to hear this news.I marvel why there are so many people injured and died in the accident.
As a Chinese citizen, I felt sad and incredible
after knowing this news. I wonder why the trains was slammed together. Is this a technical problem,
human error or a terrorism? I hope the government can find out the reason as fast as they could and try their best to comfort the injured people.
From the point of view of tourism, environment. I will feel worried to travel by the train as this serious effect has happened.
Also,I think the about office will lose a lot of money as there will be less tourists travelling by the train. For more seriously, there may also a lot of unemployed people.
I think this effect will affect the soon Beijing 2008 because some of the people may think thias will be a terrorism and they will afraid that and may not go to the Olympic.
I think the foreign governments will try to get rid of this effect because they do not want to affect their country.

student in HK,
CCK

Comment by CCK

Dear editor,
As there was a tragedy happened. I am hopefully to see a more technical skill for the trains and railways. Billion of Chinese were travelled by train. If the train is going to have crists and danger. There are no confidence to ride the train. So, the transport of Chinese will have a great inconvenient.
Moreover, it seems that the railway will be used for carry trading materials. If the accident keeping happen, the economic lost will be farther greater than just now. It cost the government to pay the repair fee of the train, railway and also the trading products.
Beijing is going to host the 2008 Olympic Games. People from all around the Earth will arrive China and participate the events. Tnen we need to make sure the safety of our guest. We ought to set up an image a big country. And also we have to protect the visitors to show how responsible China is.Then the foreign government will have a different impression of China. The relationship between the nations will be improved too.
At last, I hope the government to modify the technic of railway.

Student from Hong Kong,
Sherman

Comment by Sherman

Dear sir editor,
As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel sad and scare about this tragedy. I have never heard a train accident that causes a few hundred people injured and died in this few years.
If I am a Chinese citizen, I will think it is a quite big accident because a lot of traffic accidents happen in China. The reason may be the builders’ skill is not good or the officials did corruption, order the builder to use less or cheaper ingredients to built the railway or make the train.
The tourism and businessmen may think the transport system of China is not safe because this accident is frightening. This accident made them to think of will not go to China to do commercial activities or watch the competitions during the Beijing Olympic. And it may affect the people think stay in China is dangerous, finally the income from the tourism and trade become less.
Foreign governments will use this case to help them to appeal other citizens do not go to the Beijing Olympic Games.
In this accident China government use a lot of manpower to rescue the passenger in the trains, it shows the China government care about their people.

Secondary one student from Hong Kong,
Johnny

Leader: Danny Chu
Discusser: Michael Wong
Scriber: Johnny Law
Presenter: Roger Ho

Comment by Johnny

Dear editor ,

As a Hong Kong citizen, i feel un satisfied to see such a accident which cost 70 of injuries.

As a Chinese citizen, i feel disappointed to see it, i feel reli shame to see the safeness of the traffic.

From the point of view of tourism, environment, i feel , i will afraid to travel china, i will regard about my safety.

From the point of view of trade, business, economically, china need money to repair the damages. goods also can’t transfer by train, it may bring less profit.

Considering the soon Beijing 2008, i think china should repair the rail as soon as possible, to prevent traffic problem.

Considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc), foreign government will look down upon china.

I think china should also apologize to the family of the aggrieved party, or maybe give them some service.

Thanks for ur article, i learn a lots from it.

Student from hong kong,
Alex

Comment by alex

Dear editor ,

As a Hong Kong citizen, i feel unsatisfied to see such a accident which cost 70 injuries.
As a Chinese citizen, i feel disappointed to see it, i feel reli shame to see the safeness of the traffic.
From the point of view of tourism, environment, i feel , i will afraid to travel china, i will regard about my safety.
From the point of view of trade, business, economically, china need money to repair the damages. goods also can’t transfer by train, it may bring less profit.
Considering the soon Beijing 2008, i think china should repair the rail as soon as possible, to prevent traffic problem.
Considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc), foreign government will look down upon china.
I think china should also apologize to the family of the aggrieved party, or maybe give them some service.
Thanks for ur article, i learn a lots from it.

Student from Hong Kong,
Alex

Comment by alex

Dear editor,
AS a Hong Kong citizen, I am not feel suprised about that kind of accident.But I feel sad also.
I can read this kind of serious accident that
happened in China on newspaper every year
I will not willing to take public transpot
in China.It is because I have a higher chace
to die than in Hong Kong.
As a chinses citizen,I feel very disappointed
about the accident. I will do something to
portest Xinhua.I will give some avoid to
Xinhua to rise their qulity.
The transport accidents will reduce the
amount of other country people to visit.
It also can kill many trees,animals.
It can loss the money of a company and
affert the share.
After the accident in Beijingl,people will
afriad of the transport in Beijing.It
affert the confidence.

From
Catffany

Comment by CatffanY

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen, I feel very unhappy to hear this news.it is because too many people dead in this accident.

As a chinese citizen, I feel really disapointted about that. It is because my country is in China. And I don’t know how the other countries will look at our citizers.I am shame of this news. China is already a big and rich city in this world,but how come this serious problem will appear in this country.

As a tourist, I don’t think I will come to visit china anymore. It is because I will not have any confidencee to china. And it will affect Chaina’s economic deeply.

Beijing Olympic 2008 is coming. I think this accident will affect the games. Or the people from other countries will not come to watch the Olympic games.

Hong Kong citizen,
Janice Lee

Comment by Janice

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong and a Chinese citizen,I sorrow for those who hurt in the China train accident.I will pray for them and their family,friends,people that around them.I heartfelt hope that they all can forget this disaster quickly.
From the point of view of tourism and environment,I really want to ask why they can do such horrible things and how can they ignore thew life of people?They will not think about the outcome of this environment!We have to protect our environment.
From the view of trade,bussiness and economically,I think the train’s company will has a huge loss of economic.The trade and the bussiness between China and other countries may be affected because of this accident.
Considering the soon Beijing Olympic 2008,I think Chinese should repair the trains and maybe make better function of the trains as well.I think the government should advertise more about they ensure the transport in China is good enough and let people confidence in Chinese transport or other things,have a happy time with watching Olympic in China.

Considering the relationship of the foreign government,I think if Chinese government do not promise this kind of accident will not happen when visitor visit China,foreign government will not satisfied.
Chinese government should bear part of the resposibility of this accident and pacify.
Student in Hong Kong,
Lam Yeuk Jing Selina

Comment by Jing

Dear editor,

After I read this passage, as the Hong Kong citizen, I feel upset, it is a terrible accident, the number of the deaths increase. I am sorry for this accident.

As the Chinese citizen, I feel disappointed about this accident, the structure of the tracks need to improve. If the structure of the tracks are better, less people will die.

There will be held the Beijing 2008, there are many people will visit China for the Olympic. After this accident occured, I think there will be less people using the train to pass through all the cities. Passengers will be afraid of using the train.Then, the population and total cost will decrease gradually.

Moreover, the other foreign governments may think of the safety of the transports.They will look down on the Chinese government.

I hope the Chinese government can set up a rule for the train, and give the confidence to all the citizens.

Hong Kong citizen,
Angel Ian

Comment by Angel

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very upset about this accident.There are too many people dead in this accident.
From the point of view of trade,business, economically,the government must miss many money for clearing up the train and it cause life and economic loses.
From the point of view of tourism,environment,I am afraid that travel in China by train.
This accident may be affect Beijing 2008.

Comment by Kathy

Dear editor,
As a Hong Kong and a Chinese citizen,I am very sad for those people in the accident.I hope their family and friends can forget the feeling of losting their family menbers.

As a Hong Kong citizen,I will avoid to go other places by trains,I feel fightened of that because I may lose my ilfe suddenly.

As a Chinese citizens,I feel very distressed.There were many similar accidents happened in China.But the point is, did the government pay the attention on the transports safety?If the government paid attention on it,it won’t be happen,will it?China is a good development country,it can use the high technology
on the transports.It can let the Hong Kong citizens or visiters from other country can have more confidence to take the transports in China.

Oiympic 2008 is coming, I hope the government can avoid these accidents,build up a good example of the countries.

Hong Kong citizen,
Siu Shuk Fong

Comment by Ella

Dear editor:
As a Hong Kong citizen, I think it is poor for those died in this injuring unfortunate. And I hope this accident will never occur anymore.
As a Chinese citizen, I am very sad when I heard this news. This injuring is very serious and lost lives and property. I think that we can do more safety measures on it.
As a view of environment, I think it will produce lots of rubbish and let the environment become bad. As a view of tourism, I will let’s go to China because the railway is so dangerous.
As from the point of view of trade, business, economically, I think it will effort it. It will dilate the time and let the news late.
As considering the soon Beijing 2008, the tourist will frighten for it and less take the railway. In Beijing 2008, we must not affect those accidents anymore because the entire world is attention on us and we must be a good country on it.
As considering the relationship with foreign government, I think U.S.A is a relationship with foreign government; it is because U.S.A is a big country with China. They always trade and have business for them.
At last, I think that we are all having ability to produce good image for our Beijing 2008.
Student in HK,
Persephone Sham

Comment by Persephone

Dear editor,

I was so shock when I heard this new. I think the people who hurt in this accident are so poor. Some of them are killed. And the family wanted to helped them but can’t. As a Hong Kong citizen, we are living in a safe place. The travel is convenient and safety. We are better than other place people, so we don’t think ‘I want sth.’ that is not useful thing. As a Chinese citizen, I think we should help the people who influenced in this accident. Beijing 2008 will soon and I think that the authorities should pay more attention to this kinds of happen suddenly.

Student in Hong Kong,
Eleanor

Comment by Eleanor

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very Surprise because it cause a lot of casualties.And hope Hong Kong wont repeat the mistake.
As the Chinese citizen,I feel very worry of the accident because it may have another plroblem in other transport.
In this year ,Bejing is hold the Olympic Game.This accident may let other people loses the confidence of China.So,I think China should trains the staff to be more professional to prevent the accident again.Besides,the government can spent mroe money to renewal the components
and make sure that is saft.
We should be more contect with another conutry and make them know more about us.
I hope that 2008Bejing Olympic Game will be the most success and spread the Chinese culture out.

Comment by Shirley

Dear editor,

As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel very Surprise because it cause a lot of casualties.And hope Hong Kong wont repeat the mistake.
As the Chinese citizen,I feel very worry of the accident because it may have another plroblem in other transport.
In this year ,Bejing is hold the Olympic Game.This accident may let other people loses the confidence of China.So,I think China should trains the staff to be more professional to prevent the accident again.Besides,the government can spent mroe money to renewal the components
and make sure that is saft.
We should be more contect with another conutry and make them know more about us.
I hope that 2008Bejing Olympic Game will be the most success and spread the Chinese culture out.

Student in Hong Kong,
Shirley

Comment by Shirley

Dear editor,
As A Hong Kong citzen, I feel upset about this new.It is so sad about 70 people died in the injuied.I hoped that we could give some help to them.
As the Chinese citizen, I feel worried , I hope that China government could improve the railway and check more about that.
As a tourist, I will be worried about, should I travel by train. I think China is a unsafe place, but it is not right!!
As a business man, I’m worried about the bussiness of me. Should I use the railway to transpot my product? It is totally dangerous.
To the bijing 2008, i think people will lost the confidence of china. they may think china’s transportation is quite dangerous.
to other country, i think i should give some help to china, to help to improve the railway design…etc…
lastly, i hope that don’t have this kind of accident again!!
student in hongkong
bryan.

Comment by bryan

Dear editor,
As a HK citizen I feel very upset,this will affect the transportation of China. If i wanted to go
China. I won’t take the train,because it’s
too dangerous.I think the Indian National Railways
should give money to the dead people of this accident.
As a Chinese citizen,I feel disappointed
because our train have this accident.
It will cause a serious economic loss..
The people who hurt in this accident will need to pay money to go to hositpal….
As considering the relationship with foreign government, I think U.S.A is a relationship with foreign government; it is because U.S.A is a big country with China. They always trade and have business for them.
Student In HK
WateRRRRRRRRRR

Comment by WaTeRRRRRRR

dear editor,
as a hong kong citizen, l feel very disppointed in this big accident. this accident caused a lot different problems.
as a chinese citizen,l feel very very upset about this. goverment in china shouls have some ideas to solve this problem.
yours faithfully.
erica hon
from the point of view of tourism, environment, I don’t think l will go to that place anymore.
from the point of view of trade, business, economically, I think doing business in that place is inposssible.
considering the soon Beijing 2008, this will affect us a lot. china government should immedietly solve the problems.
considering the relationship with foreign government, they will think all the railways in china are not safety anymore.

Comment by erica

Dear editior
As a Hong Kong citizen,I feel sad and I will pray for all the people. As a chinese citizen,I feel all of the transport in China are really dangerous,I am afraid to take them.This event cause many effect,like the train had crashed to another train , the China government should pay a large amount of money to repair the train.The visitors from the other country will afraid to come to China,look so event is coming,The Beijing 2008 Olympic.
Other event,the relaionship of China and Franch is not really bad they can repair their relaionship by talking . This only my idea.
I think the China is going to correct some mistake of their political and the friendship to other country .
Lastly , I hope the China government would correct all the mistake.
student from Hong Kong,
keith

Comment by keith

Dear editor,
I feel deeply sorry about the accident,
I hope the Chinesse government will improve the safty of the transport, and to gain the trust from the othere countries and the prople who take the train.
Since the Olmypic is coming, I think the Chinese government should repair the railway as soon as possible, then the tourist can trust us again.
Student from HK,
Jessica

Comment by Jessica

1. as a Hong Kong citizen
I hope the relatives of the people who dead in this accident don’t be too upset.
2. as a Chinese citizen
I hope the railway will repaired soon.
3. from the point of view of tourism, environment
wish that the same ting won’t happen in my country.
4. from the point of view of trade, business, economically
hope that it will not affect my life.

5. considering the soon Beijing 2008
I hope people from other countries will come and join the competition
6. considering the relationship with foreign government (French…etc)
China will repair the railway before the beijing2008.
7. from any point of view that you can think of
I hope this kind of bad news will never happens in China anymore.

Comment by viyoko

Dear editor,
As A Hong Kong citzen, I feel unhappy of this.
I hope that the govenment can do something.We also should try to protect it.
i hope that Oiympic of 2008 can be more better.
Student in Hong Kong,
Ting

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