Sputnik - 22.01.2015
The railway will ease travel between Beijing and Moscow and reduce travel times, Beijing's
municipal government announced.
MOSCOW, January 22 (Sputnik) – China will build a high-speed railway
connecting Beijing and Moscow, estimated to cost 1.5 trillion yuan ($242
billion), Beijing's municipal government announced on Thursday.
The length of the railway will total 7,000 kilometers. The railway
will pass through Kazakhstan, and the journey will take two days,
Bloomberg reports, citing the government' announcement in the Weibo
social network. The railway will ease travel between Beijing and Moscow
and reduce travel times, the announcement notes.
According to Bloomberg, China is promoting its high-speed rail
technology on an international level, adding that the construction
of the railway is taking place as Russia's relations with the US and
Europe cool over the Ukraine conflict.