Two Canadian companies, Nortel Networks Corp. and Bombardier Inc. are playing key roles in building an unprecedented but controversial mountaintop railway from China into Tibet. The railway will feature state-of-the-art technology to endure the harsh conditions of what will be the highest altitude railway in the world, but some fear that by bringing up to 100,000 Chinese migrants into Tibet each month, the railway will bring about political colonization among Tibetans who live in the region.

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