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Indonesia's first bullet train hits 350 kph as Jokowi takes test ride

Service between Jakarta and Bandung scheduled to begin next month

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, right, checks out the country's new high-speed train on Sept. 13. (Presidential secretariat)

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday went for a spin on the country's new China-backed high-speed train, ahead of the Jakarta-Bandung route's official opening in early October.

The train hit 350 kilometers per hour and earned a positive review from the president.

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