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China-Laos Rail Delivers Economic Benefits – Xinhua

The 1,035-km railway connecting Kunming with Vientiane handled 670,000 passengers and 170,000 tonnes of cargo in its first month, the state paper said.

China-Laos Railway
The new Kunming-Vientiane train at the railway station in the Laotian capital. Photo: Lao National Television via AFP


The China-Laos Railway has yielded fruitful outcomes in passenger and cargo transport since it launched operations a month ago, Xinhua reported.

Data show the 1,035-km railway, connecting Kunming with Vientiane, handled about 670,000 passengers and 170,000 tonnes of cargo within its first month.

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George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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