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he 700-km line necessitated the construction of 150 tunnels and 3,422 bridges and was described at the time as the most ambitious engineering feat of French colonialism in Asia. When it opened in 1911 - long after François' departure - it provided land-locked Kunming with its first access to the outside world.

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