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China-UK train a loaded symbol of Xi Jinping’s ambitions

When the 34-wagon East Wind train rolls into London this week after its 12,000 kilometer journey from the mega-market city of Yiwu in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, it will be carrying more than low-cost consumer goodies. This train — said to be running along the world’s longest scheduled rail route, more than 2,000 kilometers longer than […]