Cross-border e-commerce adds vitality to growth in SW China

CHONGQING – As a new channel for foreign trade, cross-border e-commerce has been injecting endless vitality into Chongqing municipality, a Southwest inland city with massive import and export potential. At the 4th Western China International Fair for Investment and Trade (WCIFIT), held from Thursday to Sunday in Chongqing, researchers, e-commerce platform representatives, and foreign trade…

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China’s Hubei sees foreign trade up 18.4% in H1

WUHAN — Central China’s Hubei province saw its foreign trade exceed 290.91 billion yuan (about $43.1 billion) in the first half of 2022, a year-on-year increase of 18.4 percent, according to local customs. In the first half, the province’s exports rose 27.9 percent year on year to 193.66 billion yuan, while imports increased 3.2 percent…

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Chinese-built modern railway powering Kenya’s growth

Chinese-built Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, connecting Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa, and Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, with a total length of around 480 kilometers, marks five years of safe operation since its launch on May 31, 2017. The railway is powering Kenya’s growth and renewal with multi-dimensional impacts on the economy and…

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Africa sees chances to develop transport

South Africa and other African countries would like to see more cooperation with China to help them develop transport and boost the economy, officials and scholars said. Cecil Masoka, director for multilateral cooperation for Asia and America at South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation, said South Africa is looking for more opportunities to cooperate…

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Coal train era ends in rural Heilongjiang

Long-time service in province gives way to more comfortable, convenient option For passengers traveling between Mudanjiang and Changting town in Heilongjiang province, taking the passenger train between the two destinations has become more comfortable. Upgraded with air conditioning, train No 6286 left Mudanjiang at 5:25 pm on June 19, marking the end of coal-fired trains…

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Tibetan bullet train driver takes home firsts

As a train hums its way into Shigatse railway station in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, some passengers on the platform approach the locomotive’s cab with curiosity. “Where is the train’s steering wheel?” “How many drivers are needed to drive such a long train?” Upon hearing their questioning, train driver Sonam Wangdrak cannot help but…

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Highway makes desert travel easy

A desert highway in southern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region opened on Thursday, slashing travel time, benefiting locals and boosting regional socioeconomic development, according to its construction company. The 334-kilometer highway, linking Yuli and Qiemo counties in the Bayingolin Mongol autonomous prefecture of Xinjiang, is located at the Tarim Basin between the southern slope of the…

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Egypt’s president inaugurates trial run of China-made LRT

CAIRO – Egypt’s first electrified light rail transit (LRT) system jointly built by Chinese and Egyptian companies started its trial run on Sunday. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi took the first ride of the LRT at its inauguration ceremony, which was also attended by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang.…

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