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China's bridge to Nepal

Beijing sees the rail line to Nepal as a key part of what it is pitching as a trans-Himalayan corridor.

When asked, five years ago, about the feelers that China was putting out on a grand plan to link Tibet and Nepal by rail, an Indian official dismissed the notion as fanciful. "We would never allow it," he said with a wave of the hand.

On June 21, the railway took one major step closer to reality, with the heads of both countries, for

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