Passengers increase on China-Laos Railway

The China-Laos Railway had handled about 3.1 million passenger trips as of Monday, marking significant progress since its opening in December, according to the operator, China Kunming Railway Group. The section of railway in China handled 2.71 million passenger trips, while the section in Laos handled 380,000. To cater to travelers’ diverse needs, cheaper train…

Railway loop around desert closer to opening

Nine new passenger stations along a railway looping around the Taklimakan Desert in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region were revealed to the public recently, before the line’s opening next month. The stations, including Qira, Lop, Yutian and Minfeng, are undergoing equipment testing and fine tuning by fire and safety departments. The 825-kilometer railway, linking…

Freight trains keep trade up with Europe

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Guangdong province saw 230 international freight trains depart for overseas destinations in the first four months of this year, demonstrating a strong rebound in the southern province’s foreign trade and economy. The figure represented a year-on-year growth of 91.6 percent, statistics from Guangdong Customs revealed. The growing number…

China’s economy maintains sound momentum despite fluctuations

BEIJING — Despite mounting domestic and external uncertainties, China’s economy continues to progress with a sound momentum, an official told Xinhua in an interview. “Although some indicators saw short-term contractions mainly due to the COVID-19 blow, the fundamentals underpinning the economy’s stable development and sound momentum remain unchanged,” said Sheng Laiyun, deputy head of the…

Chinese brands help build nation’s strength

Brands embody the competitiveness of countries as well as the enterprises that own them. In recent years, Chinese brands delivered impressive performance in both domestic and international markets, pumping vitality into the national economy. In 2021, a total of 143 Chinese companies entered the Fortune Global 500 list, putting China atop the ranking. According to…

China-Laos Railway demonstrates strong passenger, freight growth

The China-Laos Railway has seen significant passenger and freight transportation growth since opening in December, demonstrating the cross-border rail corridor’s strong transportation capacity in boosting international logistics, the railway’s operator said on Wednesday. As of Tuesday, the international rail corridor had handled more than 2.7 million passenger trips and 2.9 million metric tons of cargo…