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Hong Kong s controversial bullet train gets off to smooth start

HONG KONG - Hong Kong s controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125 mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with mainland China. While the $11 billion rail project has raised fears for some over Beijing s encroachment on the Chinese-ruled city s cherished freedoms, passengers at the sleek harbourfront station were full of praise for a service that reaches mainland China in less th

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