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China's Extensive Rail System Heads West To Europe

A high-speed train travels on the railway to Beijing in Nanning, southern China's Guangxi province on June 13, 2014. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
A high-speed train travels on the railway to Beijing in Nanning, southern China's Guangxi province on June 13, 2014. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

A new report from the World Bank says China’s high-speed rail network is a remarkable feat. Rail is a big part of China’s overall economic strategy — laying down new routes from Central and Western China to Europe. The BBC’s China editor Carrie Gracie brings us this report.

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