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China charges full speed ahead on bullet train expansion

Plans would double track network by 2035, but $43bn price tag would add debt

China State Railway Group's liabilities totaled roughly $789 billion at the end of 2019. (Photo by Shin Watanabe)

DALIAN, China -- China State Railway Group will double the length of the nation's high-speed-rail network to 70,000 km by 2035 under ambitious plans unveiled Thursday.

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