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China’s new Silk Road advances with the country’s first rail link to Afghanistan, which will help shorten transit times from as much as six months to just two weeks

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hina is the top investor in Afghanistan, and the new railway could help deepen its influence in the landlocked and war-torn nation.
10 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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