Governor Jerry Brown embarked on a trade mission to China, where he was seeking funds for the state high-speed rail project, which is still short on money to the tune of $55 billion. Brown was amazed at how China built much of its HSR system in only a span of a few years. CAHSR Authority Boardmember Dan Richard asserted that certain Chinese companies are already expressing interest in the California project. However, given the spate of negative press the project continues to receive from vocal critics, Brown must return to California with results… preferably in the form of cash. Of course, it doesn’t help that one of the leaders in bringing HSR to China was recently charged for accepting bribes.