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International relations

Sino-Japanese cooperation thrown off track over Thai rail project

Fearing losses, private contractors unwilling to follow Tokyo's lead

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to deepen cooperation at their summit in Beijing on Oct. 26. (Photo by Konosuke Urata)

TOKYO -- Japan and China are working to improve ties through joint infrastructure projects abroad, but cooperation on a Thai railroad -- a centerpiece of that effort -- has already suffered.

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