Freight train services with DPRK resume

China has resumed railway freight services to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to facilitate normal bilateral trade interactions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a news briefing on Monday. He said the work will be conducted on the basis of ensuring COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control measures. A freight train from the DPRK that…

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Efforts on fighting pandemic, improving efficiency of border clearance highlighted

China and Vietnam pledged on Thursday to continue with joint efforts in containing the COVID-19 pandemic and improving the efficiency of border clearance to facilitate more trade and economic cooperation. In a phone conversation, Premier Li Keqiang and Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening strategic dialogue, deepening exchanges in various…

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Main Olympic railway marks 2nd anniversary

The Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway, the main railway transportation method for the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, celebrated its second anniversary on Thursday as the railway sector has prepared for the sports gala. The line, which opened on Dec 30,2019, has handled 13.8 million passenger trips over the past two years, a daily average of…

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Opportunities rising from and for Middle Corridor

Since the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway-the core project of Turkey’s “Middle Corridor Initiative”-was officially put into operation on Oct 30, 2017, its actual utilization rate has been tepid and unsatisfactory. Statistics show that from the beginning of its opening to June 30, the total volume of container transportation on this route was 33,267 twenty-foot equivalent units. Among…

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New high-speed rail enters service in Shandong

A new high-speed railway section entered service on Sunday in Shandong province, adding the city of Heze to the network. The 199-kilometer segment connecting Qufu in Jining city with Zhuangzhai town in Heze’s Caoxian county is part of the high-speed rail service Rizhao, Shandong and Lankao county in Henan province. It is designed for speeds…

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New high-speed railway line opens in East China

JINAN — A new high-speed railway section went operational on Sunday in east China’s Shandong province, bringing the city of Heze into the country’s high-speed rail network. The 199-km new rail section connects the city of Qufu and Zhuangzhai township, Heze’s Caoxian county, said the China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. The fastest train takes…

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Students in Tibet get a train ride home

Winter school vacation has arrived in the Tibet autonomous region, and the Lhasa Railway Station provided special services to get students home safely, China News Service reported. More than 700 students from Lhasa-Nagchu Third High School in Lhasa went home on a special train recently. The students were from Nagchu, about 300 kilometers from Lhasa.…

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