California will spend $68 billion to build 520 miles of railroad by the year 2029, while China will spend $300 billion to build 16,000 miles of railroad by the year 2020. In other words, it costs California $131 million per mile, over 15 years, while it costs China $19 million per mile, over 5 years.
Via Philip Greenspun
The difference being if the US one goes over budget and is delayed, a director will get a HUGE bonus and no accountability, but in China the director will most likely take his/her own life from the shame. ‘MURICA!!