Burma-Siam-China Railway 1886 and 2007

Burma-Siam-China Railway 1886 and 2007 - June 5, 2007
Bangkok Post, May 29, 2007 - Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, right, share a toast at the signing of a joint action plan for strategic cooperation at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. Gen Surayud is on a two-day official visit to China. Topics on the agenda include building a railway line to link China's southern Yunnan province with Chiang Khong district in Chiang Rai province, via Ban Houei Sai in Laos.
Chris notes: By coincidence I came across this fascinating map of the proposed Burma-Siam-China railway of 1886 on the same day that this news article was published. That’s 120 years later. The map has some interesting political elements as well.

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