Stock Photo - 1955 - The Chinese Built Tan-Zam Railway: Land locked Zambia particularly since the border confrontation with Rhodesia's Ian Smith earlier this year is determined to find ways of exporting her copper without recourse to the minority ruled states of southern Africa. A key solution will be the &169 million 1,859 kilometer Tan Zam railway, currently being built by the Chinese from Zambia's Copper belt to Tanzania's port of Dar es Salaa,. This project is designed to be a showpiece to demonstrate to the Third World that Chinese aid can compete with that of the West on its own terms. Photo shows: Chinese workmen and engineers line the entrance to a tunnel before its official inauguration. So well have the Chinese worked on the Tan Zam railway that it will be ready some time in 1974 a full two years before the scheduled start that some of China's finest engineering talent is being utilized on this project, seemingly as important to China as to the Tanzanians and Zambians who expect to benefit from it. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Stock Photo: 1955 - The Chinese Built Tan-Zam Railway: Land locked Zambia particularly since the border confrontation with Rhodesia's Ian Smith earlier this year is.

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