The dream is to connect China, and to do it quick is important, yet why is it that a crash happened so fast? The bullet trains of China are infamous, but so is the big July wreck. It happened during a lightning storm, but really what happened? The word isn’t out.
They say human error, but at the same time, this WSJ report mentions that the technology is so new, that the foreign components and pieces aren’t all understood. “…that local engineers couldn’t fully understand…” This is a good look into the system and technology. (WSJ – China Trains)