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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia, China Get Cable

BEIJING -- China and Russia will jointly build the first optical communications cable between China's northeast and the Russian Far East, Xinhua news agency reported. The 150-kilometer cable will link Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang province, with Khaba-rovsk. Construction will start in September and service is due to begin by the end of 1996. Currently, a call between China and the Russian Far East has to be transferred via Beijing and Moscow.