China-Laos railway may be ‘badly needed good news’ for Beijing. And the region?

//China-Laos railway may be ‘badly needed good news’ for Beijing. And the region?

China-Laos railway may be ‘badly needed good news’ for Beijing. And the region?

In southwestern China’s Yunnan province, there is great fanfare around the construction of a mega-railway link to neighbouring Laos, Southeast Asia’s only landlocked country and one of its least developed.“To build the Sino-Laos Railway as a symbolic project of the Belt and Road [Initiative] and of the friendship between China and Laos,” read huge bright-red banners proclaiming the project’s significance at a construction site near Yuxi, China’s tobacco capital in central Yunnan.The US$6…

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