The Internet and Chinese state media continue to ask a steady stream of questions about last Saturday’s deadly high-speed rail accident. The persistent calls for answers come despite government assurances of a thorough investigation. The questioners are challenging the government and its ability to control public opinion.
A spokesman for China’s Railway Ministry has apologized for a high-speed train accident that killed at least 35 people and injured more than 200 others late Saturday. While authorities are focusing now on rescue and recovery efforts, they have also pledged an investigation into what may have caused the two trains to collide.