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China, Laos Say Rail Project to Go Ahead, Pending Environment Study

China and Laos are both committed to a high-speed rail project linking the Chinese southwestern city of Kunming with the Lao capital of Vientiane, officials from both countries said this week, and the project will go ahead despite delays. The line should eventually stretch through Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore, and is part of an ambitious plan for China to develop infrastructure links across Asia, known as the "One Belt, One Road" project. Vientiane hosted an elaborate...

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