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Big plans for Asian Highways

I have just been reading about new plans for road improvements accross Asia. They sound interesting...

"One of the world's most ambitious road maps was approved in Shanghai yesterday when China, Japan and South Korea agreed plans for an 87,500-mile network of motorways, bridges and ferry routes connecting Asia and Europe.
Beginning with Asian Highway One, which will link Tokyo to Istanbul, it aims to create a modern version of the Silk Road, the camel route by which the occident and orient once traded with one another."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/stor...204071,00.html

Now if only they get rid of the paper chase aswell. I wonder how long before we can make use of "the new silk road"

Andy
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G'Day,

http://english.eastday.com/epublish/.../hwz192660.htm

there will be no more fun or adventure riding on a 4/6/8 lane highway from Tokyo to Istanbul....

Best Regards, Seeya in the pub or on the road somewhere...
Butch
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Dunno about spoiling the adventure, if the was the size of a Heathrow runway it would be better having to become an investment banker before paying for a trip thro China.
Suppose I just live on the wrong side of the border.
Maybe manage to get in there this september. After reading the webpages of the Germans on XT's in China, I feel inspired to try the truck smuggling trick ;-) Might get to see you in the pub after all Butch.
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G'Day,

let me know as soon you "sneak" into PRC and meet you in the pub or on the road somewhere!

check: http://photos.yahoo.com/reddevilsshanghai for our latest ride (30april - 10may). sometimes reloading required due to Yahoo acting strange in the moment.

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