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Beijing approves northern railway upgrade program

China has approved a 247 billion yuan (US$35.8 billion) railway plan to improve transport links between Beijing, the port city of Tianjin and the neighboring province of Hebei, part of a plan to integrate the three


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Tokyo’s Haneda airport to undergo large-scale renovation ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo’s Haneda airport will undergo a large-scale renovation in response to an expected surge in flight numbers ahead of Tokyo’s hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics in the summer of 2020, officials at the transport ministry


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Plans announced for 60km monorail in Shenzhen

THE city is planning to build a 60-kilometer monorail from Pingshan High-speed Railway Station to Nan’ao in Dapeng New Area, which will be connected to Metro Line 8 in the future, the Shenzhen Economic Daily reported


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Construction of Taiwan Casinos rejected in referendum vote

Residents of Taiwan’s Penghu County voted against having casinos on the islands to attract tourists, dampening sentiment around legislation proposed to attract overseas investments to the area. It’s the second time since 2009 the outlying islands have


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Taiwan Cement plans China price hike

RECOVERING DEMAND:This year, China is expected to produce more than 2.4 billion tonnes of cement, an increase of at least 4 percent from last year’s figure, the firm said Taiwan Cement Corp (台灣水泥), the nation’s largest


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China’s first suspension railway makes test run in Chengdu

China’s first suspension railway line finished its test run in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on Friday. The lithium-battery powered train, which has a speed of 60 km per hour, successfully ran along the


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Ho Chi Minh City to inject $4.4bn to prevent flooding

Ho Chi Minh City is set to begin implementing two projects worth over VND21 trillion (US$944.7 million) for flood control and sewage management in the near future. Vulnerable to rising tides of the South China Sea,


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Japan’s Gov’t OKs Y149 bil contract for new National Stadium

TOKYO —The Japanese government approved Friday a proposed contract with a joint venture to build Tokyo’s new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in the capital, at a construction cost of


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China planning world’s largest, deepest high-speed railway station under Great Wall

The Badaling section of the Great Wall will soon offer another unique attraction-the world’s deepest and largest high-speed railway station. The ambitious plan is just one part of a 174-kilometer high-speed railway that will connect Beijing


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Turkmenistan opens $2.3 billion bird-shaped international air terminal

ASHGABAT – Turkmenistan opened a $2.3 billion air terminal at Ashgabat International Airport on Saturday as part of its bid to become an international transport hub and offset a plunge in traditional revenues from gas exports.


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