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China mulls high speed train under the Bering Straight to North America

May 12, 2014

According to the Beijing Times China is considering building a high speed train to North America. Twenty five years ago such a suggestion would be laughable. No longer.

Beijing Times said Thursday citing Wang Mengshu, a railway expert and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the route would start from China’s northeast region, cross Siberia to Bering Strait, and run across the Pacific Ocean by undersea tunnel to reach Alaska, from Alaska to Canada, then on to its final destination, the US. To cross Bering Strait will require approximately 200km undersea tunnel, the technology, which is already in place will also be used on Fujian to Taiwan high-speed railway tunnel.

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Commentary

The project would be world class, requiring cooperation of three rival powers: China, US and Russia. People who build together are less likely to go to war. Better trains than aircraft carriers.

If China offered to finance and build it would Russia and America stand in the way?

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Source: ChinaDaily.com