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2/27/2010-- The Chinese government's hefty spending on high-speed rail has paid off, easing traffic congestion and integrating the market, experts have said.

The recently built Wuhan-to-Guangzhou high-speed railway, which costs 116.6 billion yuan (17.1 billion U.S. dollars) and allows trains to race at an average speed of 350 km/h, has made train trips between the cities a breeze. The trip previously took at least 11 hours, now it takes only three.

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