Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway opens to traffic

Jiang Xiao China Plus Published: 2017-07-15 17:41:58
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Photo shows the Hami section of Beijing-Xinjiang Highway, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. [Photo: Xinhua]

Photo shows the Hami section of Beijing-Xinjiang Highway, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. [Photo: Xinhua]

The last three sections of the Beijing-Xinjiang expressway (G7) opened to public on Saturday, marking the completion of China’s longest expressway. 

With a total length of 2768 kilometers, the highway links Beijing and Urumqi, the capital city of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. 

Photo shows the Hami section of Beijing-Xinjiang Highway, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. [Photo: Xinhua]

Photo shows the Hami section of Beijing-Xinjiang Highway, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. [Photo: Xinhua]

It will shorten the journey between the two cities by 1,300 kilometers.  

The Beijing-Xinjiang expressway is not only the world’s longest desert expressway, but is a key project in China’s “Belt & Road Initiative,” which ties together 60 countries and regions in mutual trade and cultural cooperation.


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