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China has outlined a massive spending plan worth 4.7 trillion yuan ($725 billion) to provide more reliable transport to some of the country's more remote regions.
According to People's Daily, more than 300 new projects have been proposed, including a significant number to connect China's more isolated and impoverished areas with regional transport hubs using road and rail.
Zheng Jian, a member of the National Development and Reform Commission, said that the spending plans are part of a pledge to bring the entire population above the poverty line by 2020.
"We think access to more reliable forms of movement is the linch-pin to...