Another trip on a Chinese bullet train, this time between Beijing and Shanghai. We covered a distance greater than that between Washington DC and Chicago in 4 hours 48 minutes, with a top speed of 305 kilometers per hour (about 190 miles per hour). People in the U.S. should be be screaming “we gotta get one of those”!

Throughout this trip we've seen a lot of this: high rise buildings under construction, even in areas like this that appear to be a long way from major cities. Most appear to be apartments and I can't imagine living in them.