China’s high-speed railway diplomacy is changing Asia.

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Thailand’s ruling junta approves China rail links worth $23bn

The Guardian

Friday 1 August 2014

By Kate Hodal

Thailand’s ruling junta has approve

  • thailandrailwaya $23 billion (£13.6bn) transport project that will see two high-speed railways link up directly withChina by 2021, in a move seen as a further consolidation of Chinese power in the region. The National Council for Peace and Order … unveiled plans this week connecting the northern border town of
  • Nong Khai with Map Ta Phut, located south-east of Bangkok.
  • Chaing Khong, just south of the Laos capital Vientiane, will also be connected to Ban Phachi, in the central Ayutthaya regions. The railway lines will link up
  • directly to Kunming, in China’s southern Yunnan province, in what analysts have termed Chinese „high-speed railway diplomacy„. China is looking to build a 3,000km high-speed line
  • from Kunming all the way down to Singapore, passing

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