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Chinese firm Buys Stake in Diamond



BUSINESS, TRAVEL, EAST MEETS WEST January 05, 2017


The Diamond 42 is one of the most popular light aircraft in the world. Photo credit - Diamond AircraftA Chinese aerospace firm has agreed to purchase part of the European / Canadian firm Diamond Aircraft.Founded and based in Austr...

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Train from China to UK Launches



BUSINESS, CHINA, UK, TRAVEL January 03, 2017


The train won't be fast - but it will be a huge boost to trade between the two countries nevertheless. Photo credit - Pixabay A new freight train service has launched, linking Barking in East London with Zhejiang Province. The D...

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China High Speed Rail Network To Expand By 19,000 Miles



BUSINESS, CHINA, TRAVEL December 29, 2016


The Chinese government has announced a plan to expand its high-speed rail network to more than 19,000 miles by 2020. Details released at a State Council Information Office briefing in Beijing describe a CNY3.5 trillion ($730 bill...

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China Invests $500bn in Railways - UK Fares to Rise...



BUSINESS, TRAVEL, EAST MEETS WEST December 29, 2016


It looks set to be another grim year on the British railways, but at least things are looking good elsewhere! Photo credit - Pixabay. In a few days time, UK rail fares are set to rise by over 2 percent on average, which is higher...

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New Visitor Centre for Everest



TRAVEL, EAST MEETS WEST December 29, 2016


The new centre will encourage more climbers to attempt Everest from the Chinese side. Photo credit - Pixabay The Chinese government is set to spend £12 million building a new visitor centre at Mount Everest. At present no ...

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