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Tibet's Governor Praises Plans for 2nd Railway Line to Lhasa

Tibet's governor said Monday that a second railway being planned to the Tibetan capital will bring even greater prosperity to the Himalayan region. First announced last week, the 1,800-kilometer (1,120-mile) line would link Lhasa with the western metropolis of Chengdu with an estimated travel time of 13 hours. Few other details are known, but Losang Jamcan, the governor of the Chinese-ruled territory, said during a meeting of Tibetan delegates to China's National People's...

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