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Battle for high-speed rail contracts hots up between Japan and China

A shinkansen in Nagoya (left), Japan; passengers boarding the Laos-China Railway train at Vientiane station. PHOTOS: WALTER SIM, ST FILE
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NAGOYA - India picked Japan, while Indonesia chose China to build their countries’ first high-speed rail (HSR) lines.

Japan was the world pioneer in HSR technology when the shinkansen began service in 1964, connecting Tokyo and Osaka.

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