Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Chinese Media Claims More Than a Million Passengers Have Used the New Chinese-Built Railway in Laos

The new $6 billion China-Laos railway. Image via Xinhua.

According to Chinese state media, the new Chinese-built and funded railway between China and Laos, which was launched two months ago, is a huge success already. Rail authorities in China’s southwestern Yunnan province report that in the short time that it’s been in operation, the railway’s transported more than a million passengers and half a million tons of cargo.

The 1,035km railway launched on December 3rd and cost more than $6 billion to build. (XINHUA)

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Africa Project?

Independent

The CAP is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.

News

A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Africa stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.

Analysis

Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalist and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Africa discourse.

Networking

A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.