China plans to build tens of thousands of kilometers of new highways and high-speed railways over the next few years. This is according to the recently published Five-Year plan on the development of a modern transport system, as reported by the state news agency Xinhua. By 2025, the high-speed train network is to be expanded by 12,000 kilometers to 50,000 kilometers. In the same period, nearly 30,000 kilometers of new highways (currently 161,000 kilometers) and 3,400 kilometers of urban subways are to be built (currently 6,600 kilometers).
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