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Yang Weiqiao - In celebration of the successful opening of the Qinghai & Xizang railway
Designer: Yang Weiqiao (杨卫桥)
2006, July
In celebration of the successful opening of the Qinghai & Xizang railway
Qingzhu Qing-Zang tielu shengli tongche (庆祝青藏铁路胜利通车)
Publisher: Zhongtie erju jituan (中铁二局集团)
Size: 51,5x73 cm.
Call number: PC-2006-001 (Private collection)

The railway to Lhasa in Tibet is the most elevated railway in the world, a technological feat and a tourist attraction. Critics say it is meant to strengthen China's control over Tibet.
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