1. Tibet Railway Line (China) 5,068 m│ 2. Ferrocarril Central Andino (Peru) 4,829 m│ 3. Rio Mulatos Line (Bolivia) 4,786 m│ 4. Pike's Peak Railway (USA) 4,301 m│ 5. Jungfrau Railway (Switzerland): 3,454 m
China intends to construct a railway between the western region of Tibet and Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. The deal with Nepal comes amid growing Chinese investment in the Himalayan country.
China's Foreign Ministry has already lodged a complaint with the US over the new American Institute in Taiwan building. US officials say the complex represents the "strength and vibrancy of the US-Taiwan partnership."
President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran is giving China even more of an opportunity to fill the vacuum of power, says Frank Sieren.
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