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High-speed rail line to North Korea border opened in China

China has opened a new high-speed rail line that connects with the border of North Korea.

The border between China and North Korea at Dandong.
The border between China and North Korea at Dandong. Image by Prince Roy / CC BY 2.0

The latest in a string of new high-speed rail lines around the country travels from Shenyang in the northeast part of China, to Dadong on the North Korean border. Around 10,000 people a year – mostly Chinese traders and tourists – travel into North Korea through Dadong, and last year a train tour was launched for Chinese visitors to the reclusive country. The new rail will more than halve travel time between the two cities, taking around an hour. Read more: latimes.com