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Opening doors to inland China

A new transport route that links the land and sea routes of the ancient Silk Road has emerged.

The Southern Transport Corridor is a shorter and more direct route from western China to the sea, essentially connecting the overland Silk Road to the Maritime Silk Road, which links the ports from southern China to South-east Asia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Opening doors to inland China'. Print Edition | Subscribe