China’s Newest Secret Weapon: Bullet Trains

China has conducted an unexpected military mobility exercise, boarding a People’s Liberation Army brigade from the Lanzhou military region on a high-speed train and sending them 300 miles to the western province Xinjiang, home to an insurgency fought between the state and ethnic Uyghur Muslim militants.

The high-speed line to Xianjiang is the newest of six in the country, having opened in 2014.

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