Adviser urges use of high-speed trains for deliveries

The delivery of parcels via China’s convenient high-speed railway network should be promoted to cater to the needs of the booming express delivery industry, a member of the country’s top political advisory body proposed at its annual meeting in Beijing this month. State Post Bureau official Ma Xulin, who is a member of the Chinese…

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Parcel deliveries see huge jump during Spring Festival

Although China’s Spring Festival travel rush was a muted affair this year due to the nation’s coordinated epidemic containment measures, the number of parcels delivered and received greatly increased as a large number of people chose to spend the festival and their money locally. According to the State Post Bureau of China, 365 million parcels…

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Guangxi rising as efficient global trade portal

The Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, a key crossroads providing western China with full access to global markets, will help expand the Belt and Road Initiative and support China’s opening-up in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, said Lan Tianli, chairman of the region and a deputy to the National People’s Congress. Early this month, 40…

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Foreign trade rises 32.2% in first 2 months

China’s foreign trade soared by 32.2 percent on a yearly basis to 5.44 trillion yuan ($837.3 billion) in the first two months of the year, creating more confidence in the prospects of export growth and economic recovery for the rest of the year, officials and experts said on Sunday. They said outstanding new trade figures…

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Nation rolls out blueprint for transport

Regulators envision network of roads, railways, waterways and air routes China’s transport regulators introduced the prospects of a nearly 700,000-kilometer network on Monday as they rolled out a comprehensive transport blueprint. “The network, which will connect all county-level administrative regions, borders, major facilities and tourism spots, will be comprised of roads, railways, air routes and…

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