Jade Li

Jade Li

Jade is a contributor to Inkstone. She is an intern at the South China Morning Post.

High-speed rail, high-speed work
More than 500 workers in Zhangjiajie, central China’s Hunan province, took just three and a half hours to combine three separate railway lines. Working late at night, they combined the existing tracks to a new 210-mile high-speed rail line. When complete in 2019, the high-speed rail line will link the cities of Chongqing, Zhangjiajie and Changsha, cutting travel time along the route from 10 hours to just three. Infrastructure for high-speed trains, which are designed to travel at speeds of at least 155mph, have spread rapidly across China in the past decade. The network is set to cover 24,000 miles of track by 2025.
That sinking feeling...
When this car plunged into a river in southern China’s Guangdong province, two passengers found themselves trapped in a sinking prison. But passers-by came to the rescue. Two people jumped into the river to help right away, with one using a hammer to smash open the car window. Other pedestrians quickly came forward to pull the survivors back to dry land. Fortunately, no one was injured in what could have been a tragedy. The video went viral on Chinese social media, prompting many to say it had restored their faith in humanity.
One bloody nose
Trigger warning: This video isn’t for the squeamish. A huge live leech was extracted from a man’s nostril in Beihai, a city in China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, in the southwest of the country. The man’s nose had been bleeding for more than 10 days after he drank water in the mountains while working.