China Daily reporter Wang Yujie met a special passenger group on his trip from Vientiane to Luang Prabang on China-Laos Railway.
The railway, a flagship project under the Belt and Road initiative, opened cross-border passenger service in April.
Students and teachers from Nongping Primary School were also aboard as part of their tour, which also included a visit to Luang Prabang Railway Station.
Learning Mandarin as beginners, some students could talk in scattered Chinese words, saying they wanted to visit Beijing one day.
At the Luang Prabang station, some maintenance staffers got jobs created by the railway after studying in China.
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