Britain opens bidding in China for high-speed rail link

The British government says the High Speed Two (HS2) project will create faster railway links between London and cities to the north, starting with BirminghamBritain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on Thursday said bidding would open for £11.8 billion in contracts to build a high-speed rail link in England. The High Speed Two (HS2) project aims to create faster links between London and cities to the north, starting with Birmingham. Hoping to woo Chinese investment, Osborne announced the impending opening of seven new contracts in the southwestern city of Chengdu, at the end of a five-day visit.

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