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Billboard advertisement for the Laos-China railway in Oudomxay province, Laos, June 25, 2017.

China's fast track to influence: Building a railway in Laos

A high-speed railway connecting Laos to China is among Beijing’s most aggressive investment forays into Southeast Asia. The U.S. $6 billion project will stretch 409 km (254 miles) from the Lao-China border to the Lao capital, Vientiane.