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China is considering plans to build a high-speed railway line to the US, the country’s official media has reported. The proposed line would begin in north-east China and run up through Siberia, pass through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean then cut through Alaska and Canada to reach the continental US, according to a report in the state-run Beijing Times newspaper. Crossing the Bering Strait in between Russia and Alaska would require about 200km (125 miles) of undersea tunnel, the paper said, citing Wang Mengshu, a railway expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering. “Right now we’re already in discussions. Russia has already been thinking about this for many years,” Wang said. The project – nicknamed the “China-Russia plus America line” – would run for 13,000km, about 3,000km further than the Trans-Siberian Railway. More