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Tomorrow, it will be easy traveling in the Northeast China
riding the Chinese inter city high-speed train from Dalian or Dandong
through Shenyang to Beijing (Beijing to Harbin in less than 4 hours)
at the speed of 350km/h.
2012: Opening of the Pyongyang Sinuiju Highway road
October 4th 2009 Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was given a gala welcome to Pyongyang by North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, during this state visit Wen and Kim Jong-Il discussed economical construction. Most of the western media were just told it was a try to resolve DPRK nuclear weapons issue and were mostly kept uninformed of the real content of discussions by Chinese and Korean officials.
As a major part of China DPRK economical relation to Pyongyangers, a decision was reached to start the construction of the Pyongyang - Sinuiju highway (the border with China Dandong city). Highway construction completion deadline is April 2012, two years a total cost of 2.5 billion CN Yuan in China so (about US$ 370 million).
North Korea Highways are completely paved and are deemed to be roads along which it is possible to travel at high speeds. The construction of highways began in the 1970s. With regard to road linkages with China, there are 11 routes linking the two countries by bridge across the Yalu and Tumen Rivers. The volume of traffic is highest on the Sinuiju–Dandong, Namyang–Tumen, and Wonjong–Quanhe routes. With regard to road linkages with Russia, the Friendship Bridge across the Tumen River is also used by cars.
One future Asian main highway: the Number 1
It is the Chinese Route which will link South East Asia to North East Asia starting at the border of Viet Nam (to Hanoi) then – Hong Kong, China – Changsha – Zhengzhou - Beijing – Shenyang – Dandong, border of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to Sinuiju.
This route is an extension of the existing Asian Highway route A-1 from Hanoi, the capital of Viet Nam to Beijing, the capital of China, and extends to Pyongyang and Seoul. The stretch between Hong Kong, China to Changsha is the existing Asian Highway route A-82 and the stretch between Changsha, Zhengzhou and Beijing is the existing Asian Highway route A-3.
Riding the CRH from the South of China
On a "CRH", the Chinese TGV, Shinkansen, this is the China Railway High speed train, from Guangzhou at 335 km/h. September 2010