Laos’ mountainous terrain posed challenges in building the rail link. Photo: Xinhua Laos’ mountainous terrain posed challenges in building the rail link. Photo: Xinhua
Laos’ mountainous terrain posed challenges in building the rail link. Photo: Xinhua

China-Laos railway may be ‘badly needed good news’ for Beijing. And the region?

  • Set to open this year, the link will be watched closely after several Chinese-funded rail projects abroad were viewed as mixed blessings
  • The Laos route is an important piece in the greater prize of infrastructure access to Southeast Asia

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
Laos’ mountainous terrain posed challenges in building the rail link. Photo: Xinhua Laos’ mountainous terrain posed challenges in building the rail link. Photo: Xinhua
Laos’ mountainous terrain posed challenges in building the rail link. Photo: Xinhua
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