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High-speed railway to open in NE China

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-09-18 15:00

BEIJING - China will open a new high-speed rail line to link Hunchun, which borders the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Russia, and Jilin, two cities in Jilin province on Sunday.

The Jilin-Tumen-Hunchun High-speed Railway will be the first passenger rail line to Hunchun, according to China Railway Corporation (CRC) on Friday.

It will extend 360 kilometers with nine stations and run at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour.

The project broke ground in 2011 and was put into trial operation in August this year.

The new railway is expected to improve the transportation network in northeast China, boost regional economic development and facilitate unity among ethnic communities, according to the CRC.

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