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China launches longest high-speed train service

Baku, January 6, AZERTAC 

China on Thursday launched its longest high-speed train service, from Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, to Beijing, according to Xinhua.

The train, named "Shangri-la of the World," left Kunming at 11:05 am on a 2,760-km trip to Beijing, which takes about 13 hours. The train's name highlights the world famous resort in Shangri-la of Yunnan, a name first appearing in British novelist James Hilton's "Lost Horizon."

A ticket for a second-class seat on the train from Kunming to Beijing costs 1,147.5 yuan (US$166).

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