China's Ministry of Transport today announced that the construction of a 200-kilometer railway tunnel connecting mainland China with Taiwan is set to be completed within the next few weeks.
The "Great Tunnel of China" will link the coastal city of Fuzhou with Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and will become the world's longest transportation tunnel by a considerable margin.
An official surnamed Dàdòng told a nonplussed press corps that "the tunnel will further enhance harmonious the relations between the mainland and our Taiwan compatriots."
When asked how China had managed to keep the gargantuan project a secret, Dàdòng simply said that "the workers lived underground, and we dumped the excavated rubble into the sea." More