Foreign firms upbeat on high-tech zone prospects

At 2 pm on May 1, two planes from Seoul landed at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. Disembarking were 136 South Korean technicians and supply representatives-the first batch of foreigners to return to Wuhan, Hubei province, to resume work since the novel coronavirus outbreak began late last year. After completing screening procedures at the airport, including…

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Track-laying work begins for major railway in Xinjiang

URUMQI — Track-laying work has begun for a major railway project in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The Hotan-Ruoqiang Railway spans more than 825 km, with a designed speed of 120 km per hour. It is located within Hotan prefecture and the Mongolian autonomous prefecture of Bayingolin. It will form part of the third…

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Special train bringing migrants to farming land

A special train carrying migrant workers arrived on Wednesday morning at the Qianfeng Farm on the Sanjiang Plain, a major rice growing area in Heilongjiang province. Qiang Ying, who rents 40 hectares of rice farmland, picked up 10 workers from the train and brought them to her farm. “Last year, thanks to the those migrant…

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Important Notice | The 15th International Rail Transit Exhibition (Rail+Metro China), and the China International Railway Conference (CIRC) 2020 will be Postponed to Take Place September 2nd – 3rd 2020

Dear exhibitors, visitors and partners: As we enter April, the outbreak of the novel Corona Virus is widespread throughout the world, with multiple focal points. As a leading international metropolis, Shanghai has a great responsibility to prevent its further spread. The 15th International Rail Transit Exhibition, also known as Rail+Metro China 2020, and the China International…

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Urban rail projects to keep Chinese economy chugging along

Urban rail development is expected to be the key to sustaining China’s investment on a long-term basis, as it can integrate elements from both traditional and new infrastructure projects to support the country’s economic growth, industry experts said. Opportunities in the sector have risen sharply after the National Development and Reform Commission, the nation’s top…

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China-Europe Railway Express posts sharp growth in Q1

The China-Europe Railway Express (Xiamen) saw significant growth in the first quarter of 2020, with 67 trips run by freight trains carrying 6,106 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containers, increasing by hitting record highs of 148 percent and 160 percent year-on-year, according to Xiamen Customs. Statistics showed that in March, the China-Europe Railway Express (Xiamen) made 33 trips with 2,958 TEUs, carrying $113 million worth in…

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Destination Europe: Automobiles travel by train

A freight train from China to Europe loaded with 123 automobiles set off from Heilongjiang’s Suifenhe Railway Port and headed toward Belgium on Saturday evening, marking the first automobile transport service to use the port by China Railway Harbin Group. As of Saturday, Suifenhe, Heilongjiang’s largest land border port, has handled 43 China-Europe freight trains…

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