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China opens world’s highest railway to Tibet

July 1, 2006

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— China today opened the first train service to Tibet across the world's highest railway, a controversial engineering feat meant to bind the restive Himalayan region to China.

The first train bound for the Tibetan capital of Lhasa pulled out of the western Chinese city of Golmud after a nationally televised ceremony led by President Hu Jintao and attended by several thousand workers who helped to build the line.

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