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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)

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