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Elon Musk's hyperloop to make China debut in far-flung province

Inland Belt and Road link Guizhou will host prototype transport system

A rendering of the Hyperloop to be built in Guizhou Province, provided by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
A rendering of the Hyperloop to be built in Guizhou Province, provided by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.

CHONGQING -- The ultrafast hyperloop transport system championed by American entrepreneur Elon Musk will come to the relatively poor interior Chinese province of Guizhou under a joint venture announced on Thursday.

California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and a company under the government of the Guizhou city of Tongren will form a 50-50 partnership to build a nearly 10 km vacuum-sealed tube in which capsules can travel at the speed of sound thanks to the lack of air resistance.

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