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China to cut across plateau for new rail shortcut to Tibet

Chinese President Xi Jinping has set in motion another ambitious mega-project to make secluded, mountainous Tibet more accessible. By 2025, passenger and cargo trains will start pounding along a new 1,600-kilometer rail line that zigzags from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in the lowlands of the southwest, through craggy hills and scale an elevation of more […]

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