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📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸 🇨🇳 China's economy has been growing at an official annual rate of 6.5%, and is greater than 12.24 trillion USD. Hong Kong is part of this growth strategy. West Kowloon Station (Chinese: 香港西九龍站; abbreviated WKS), also known as West Kowloon, is the terminus of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link(XRL). It's next to the ICC - International Commerce Centre the 9th highest building in the world. Arguably a new world wonder, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, it is the only station in the Hong Kong section and connects to the mainland China section through a dedicated tunnel. It was constructed by MTR Corporation. Image 7 shows a panoramic view of the vast main hall. By descending one storey, passengers effectively enter mainland China in the centre of Hong Kong. A day trip in either direction is now possible via fast trains to Guangzhou.
Visitors are able to walk on top of the arched roof, around which large areas of grass and trees 🌳🌲🌱🌿 have been built, together with a new cultural district ( see last post). 📯🎼🎶🎺🎻🥁🏮🏮🖌🖌🖌