A high-speed railway project could connect Kunming in southwestern China to the Gulf of Thailand. Photo: Simon Song A high-speed railway project could connect Kunming in southwestern China to the Gulf of Thailand. Photo: Simon Song
A high-speed railway project could connect Kunming in southwestern China to the Gulf of Thailand. Photo: Simon Song

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How a Thai railway could fast-track China’s interests in Southeast Asia

  • Deal including track and trains is vital to plans to link China and Thailand by rail, offering economic benefits and a platform for China’s ambitions
  • China will bring its high-speed rail expertise, while Thailand will foot the construction bill – but why exactly are the two coupling up?

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A high-speed railway project could connect Kunming in southwestern China to the Gulf of Thailand. Photo: Simon Song A high-speed railway project could connect Kunming in southwestern China to the Gulf of Thailand. Photo: Simon Song
A high-speed railway project could connect Kunming in southwestern China to the Gulf of Thailand. Photo: Simon Song
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