The following article was translated from Chinese media:
Due to close trade relations between China and ASEAN for years, their bilateral trade rose from $54.8 billion in 2002 to $443.6 billion in 2013. In the same period, mutual investment grew four times to an accumulated total of $100 billion.
The close relations and accumulated wealth due to economic and trade growth make people believe that the construction of Kra Isthmus is affordable now.
The 100 km artificial link to the Indian Ocean will benefit not only China and ASEAN, but also Japan and other countries’ world trade.
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