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China's Silk Road plan faces cross-border hurdles

Work on its US$7b high-speed rail link has yet to start in Laos; talks with Thailand sour, also partly over funding


FOR the south-western city of Kunming, China's plan to extend a high-speed rail link 3,000km south to Singapore is already a boon: pristine expressways, a gleaming station and something of a real estate boom, as young buyers crowd property showrooms.

In Laos, work has yet...

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