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New Transport Corridor Gives China Direct Access to the Indian Ocean for the First Time

File image of "new international land-sea trade corridor" rail-ocean intermodal train bound for Indonesia in southwest China's Chongqing. Image via Xinhua.

new overland transport corridor has made history by linking China directly to the Indian Ocean for the first time.

Built jointly by Chinese provinces and Singapore, the transport corridor links the Chinese manufacturing hub of Chongqing with Vientiane, the capital of Laos by rail, and to the port of Yangon, Myanmar via highways through Thailand.

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