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With China’s help, Indonesia is launching Southeast Asia’s first bullet train

By Heather Chen, CNN (CNN) — Indonesia is launching Southeast Asia’s first-ever bullet train on Sunday, a high-speed rail service line that will connect two of the country’s largest cities. Part of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative and largely funded by Chinese state-owned firms, the $7.3 billion project opened to the public on Sunday,

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After his Amazon expedition is complete

What’s the world’s longest river? New expedition aims to settle the debate once and for all

By Elissa Garay, CNN (CNN) — In today’s modern age, it might be fair to assume that science has decisively answered some of the bigger questions regarding the natural world – or at least those dependent upon sheer physical measurements. But one seemingly straightforward conclusion has continued to confound: Just what is the longest river

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Chinese tourists pray in front of Thai dancers at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok

Millions of Chinese tourists are going on holiday again. Many of them are headed for Thailand

By Kathleen Magramo, Kocha Olarn, Berry Wang and Carina Cheng, CNN (CNN) — Thailand’s golden beaches, shopping districts and ornate temples are filling with tourists once again and Chinese vacationers are getting an especially VIP welcome under a new visa-free scheme. Vowing to revive the country’s economy, newly appointed Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced a

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