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China chases new energy ‘superhighway’

The superhighway will alter trade flows and should link the two ends of the country together

A new commodity superhighway is set to emerge in China that will drastically alter energy trade flows and will offer significant investment opportunities in the country’s western provinces. The new superhighway will affect energy trade flows within China and outside through the new Silk Road routes, which will link the country’s east to west, onwards to Central Asia and beyond, analysis from energy research firm Wood Mackenzie shows. The plan often dubbed “China’s silver bullet” is already under way to ensure long-term economic expansion as the economically dominant eastern coastal region matures. As a result, coastal regions, where much of China’s energy demand stems from, will have to u

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