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in Asia but currently suffering from a lack of modern technology signed an agreement in November 2006. When complete, the
and new routes. TAR network will involve a continuous 14,000 kilometer railway
track, linking Singapore to Turkey, with the possibility of further
For example, in a bid to improve its links with Southeast links into Africa and Europe at later dates.
Asia, China plans to build a high-speed railway to Singapore.
The railway will run from China’s southern provincial capital This article was first published on China Briefing.
of Kunming, in Yunnan, to Laos’ capital Vientiane, before
continuing on through Thailand. The trains will then travel Since its establishment in 1992, Dezan Shira & Associates has
through Bangkok and onward to Malaysia before ending up been guiding foreign clients through Asia’s complex regulatory
in Singapore. This latter section, running from Thailand to environment and assisting them with all aspects of legal, accounting,
Singapore, is already operational and continues to be upgraded. tax, internal control, HR, payroll and audit matters. As a full-
The main rail project is slated for completion by 2020, with line service consultancy with operational offices across China, Hong
expansions into Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam planned for Kong, India and emerging ASEAN, we are your reliable partner for
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Once finished, the China-Singapore railway will form part of For inquiries, please email us at Further
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began in the 1960s and started taking shape after 18 countries

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