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China launches longest high-speed train service

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

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

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, Xinhua news agency reported.

The train's name highlights the famous resort in Shangri-la of Yunnan, a name first appearing in British novelist James Hilton's "Lost Horizon".

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