Xinjiang expressways surpass 6,000 km

The overall length of expressways in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has exceeded 6,000 kilometers, according to the region’s transport authority. “The construction of expressways has been speeded up in our region this year. With some of the projects being completed, the expressways in Xinjiang have topped 6,000 km in length, forming a more convenient…

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Eurasian rail service boosts Hungary biz

Express cargo train operations between two countries launched over 4 years ago Hungary is looking to emphasize its role as a land transportation hub for China-Europe freight trains as it aims to further promote comprehensive cooperation between the country and China in the fields of modern trade, logistics and e-commerce, said a Hungarian official. Hungary’s…

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China, Turkey more closely linked by rail

Bilateral trade reached $26 billion in 2020 despite ongoing pandemic The China-Europe Railway Express, which runs across the Eurasian continent, has experienced considerable progress during the past 10 years, and will continue to see strong momentum in the future, said a Turkish official. Turkey’s ambassador to China, Abdulkadir Emin Onen, said the China-Europe Railway Express…

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High-speed maglev train to be rolled out

China’s first high-speed maglev train, with a top speed of 600 kilometers per hour, will roll off the production line in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Tuesday, a major achievement in the country’s development of rail transportation. The train is due to undergo several years of testing before it enters service, and high-speed maglev tracks will…

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Freight train services to Europe increase

Freight train services connecting China and Europe have been increasing significantly thanks to the expansion of capacity in China and enhanced coordination with countries along the routes. China State Railway Group, the national railway operator, said there were 7,377 China-Europe freight train trips in the first half of this year, up 43 percent year-on-year. Between…

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Urbanization in China shifts toward people

An aerial view of Xiongan railway station in the Xiongan New Area, Hebei province. [Photo provided to China Daily] Regulator calls for sharper focus on integrated rural and urban planning China’s urbanization rate has risen from less than 20 percent at the beginning of the reform and opening-up policies in the 1980s to reach 63.89…

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