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China to open high-speed rail link to North Korean border

“China will open a high-speed rail line to the North Korean border on Tuesday, state news agency Xinhua said, the latest effort to boost economic ties despite tension between the countries. The line, under construction since 2010, will run 207 km (127 miles) from Shenyang to the border city of Dandong, which faces North Korea across the Yalu River, and will shorten the train journey from 3 1/2 hours to just over one hour, Xinhua said. The new link will ‘raise the region’s economic competitiveness’, the report cited an unnamed railway official saying.”

Source: China to open high-speed rail link to North Korean border | Reuters

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