Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN Free Trade Area’

“Myanmar Gateway” between ASEAN, India and China

September 16, 2011
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Source: Yunnan opens all its borders By Li Yingqing, Guo Anfei and Liu Yujiao (China Daily)

Yunnan province has seen new opportunities for improving both its economy and its society now that a provincial project has become part of a national strategy.

Yunnan’s Gateway Project was started in December 2009 as a direct response to remarks that President Hu Jintao made during a visit to Yunnan in July of that year.


High-speed rail lines starting soon from China’s Yunnan to Yangon, Malaysia, Singapore , Cambodia, Thailand and Laos

December 17, 2010

Source: Yangon rail line to start soon: Chinese official By Kyaw Hsu Mon and Agencies in  



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WORK on a high-speed rail line linking Yangon to China’s Yunnan province, as well as Cambodia, Thailand and Laos, is expected to start within two months, China Daily newspaper reported on November 21.

Should the plan come to fruition, the 1920-kilometre (1200 miles) Yunnan-Yangon line will be able to carry trains travelling at up to 240 kilometres an hour (km/h).