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China to expand highway network nearly 50% by 2035

Debt snowballs past $890bn as servicing costs top toll revenue

Tollbooths on a highway in Dalian, China. There are plans to extend the national highway network by about 50%. (Photo by Shin Watanabe)

DALIAN, China -- China plans to extend by 47% the total length of its national expressway system by 2035 to support regional economies, but the projects will only compound the massive debt incurred.

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