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China joins project to build high-speed rail between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

China is getting in on Las Vegas' controversial high-speed rail plans. XpressWest has announced a new partnership with a consortium led by the China Railway Group. Together, the groups plan to construct a high-speed rail system between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, spanning 185 miles of exclusive track. In a joint press release, the companies described the partnership as a major step forward for the rail plans: "The decision to form a joint venture is the culmination of years of work and builds upon the significant accomplishments of XpressWest."

According to the release, implementation of the partnership will begin in the next 100 days, spurred by an initial investment of $100 million. The project is not expected to break ground until...

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