Jonathan Kaiman
London Guardian
May 9, 2014

China is considering plans to build a high-speed railway line to the US, the country’s official media reported on Thursday.

Credit: 颐园新居 / Wiki
Credit: 颐园新居 / Wiki

The proposed line would begin in north-east China and run up through Siberia, pass through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean then cut through Alaska and Canada to reach the continental US, according to a report in the state-run Beijing Times newspaper.

Crossing the Bering Strait in between Russia and Alaska would require about 200km (125 miles) of undersea tunnel, the paper said, citing Wang Mengshu, a railway expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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