Beijing-Moscow high-speed rail link gets $242bn from China

China-Moscow high-speed rail link: Chinese authorities last week use the social media site Weibo to  announce that they were  to  invest $242bn in the construction of a 7,000km high-speed railroad between Beijing and Moscow. Running through Kazakhstan, the new line will be an entirely separate transport link to Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway and will cut the journey time between the two capital from five to two days. RT