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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Arrived in Beijing on a High-Speed Train

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived on Tuesday on one of China's new high-speed trains at the Beijing South rail station ahead of a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Video via @NicolasMaduro.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived in Beijing on Tuesday in a rather unusual manner for a visiting head of state.

Rather than fly into Beijing’s sprawling Capital Airport on the outskirts of the city, Maduro traveled aboard one of China’s newest and fastest high-speed railways to Beijing South Station, where he was greeted by a Chinese military honor guard.

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