HK approves highspeed rail plan
Published on Jan 18, 2010
Hong Kong has approved a plan to develop a HK$66.9 billion (US$8.6 billion) highspeed rail project, Channel NewsAsia has reported. The rail link will connect Hong Kong with Guangzhou and the growing high-speed rail network in mainland China. However the decision triggered protesters in Hong Kong, with citizens complaining that the scheme will lead to the displacement of villagers along the route.
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