Xi Jinping to test ride Indonesia's new China-made high-speed train

The Jakarta-Bandung line, South-east Asia's first high-speed rail, will begin operations in November. PHOTO: KCIC
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JAKARTA - Chinese President Xi Jinping may be one of the first passengers to ride South-east Asia's first high-speed rail (HSR) when the Jakarta-Bandung line begins operations in November.

President Joko Widodo will invite his Chinese counterpart to ride on the China-made bullet train that will connect the capital Jakarta to the West Java capital after the G-20 summit in Bali on Nov 15 to 16, Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi told The Straits Times.

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