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Asia Briefing— Global

Preface

China's Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan are put on the Style Leader spot, work has begun on a new airport near Beijing that will become the world's largest, and India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh has a new leader after socialist Samajwadi party won elections earlier in the year.

Akhilesh Yadav, Mark Leonard, Peng Piyuan, Toru Hashimoto, Xi Jinping

Railway triumph

India

Work has begun on the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, a 1,483km, €67bn thoroughfare. A high-speed train line will service 14 per cent of the total population and seven new cities along the route. The project has also benefited from €3.3bn coming from Japan.

STYLE LEADER NO.36

People’s princeling

China [XI JINPING AND PENG LIYUAN]

China’s presumptive next leader, Xi Jinping, will never be seen chatting up locals in a Beijing noodle restaurant or railing against American economic policies in a speech to factory workers. China’s…

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