Stretch of new high-speed rail opened in restive western China

(Source: Reuters, November 16, 2014)

BEIJING — China opened the first stretch of a new high-speed railway in the western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, a milestone in the central government’s efforts to promote economic development in restive hinterlands and bind them closer to the rest of China.

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