Ministries give intl freight sector a boost

China is boosting its international freight capacity and stabilizing cross-border logistics amid the novel coronavirus pneumonia pandemic with a slew of measures, a Ministry of Transport official said. The spread of the disease around the world has left China’s international freight sector facing a backlog of international mail deliveries and difficulties transporting daily necessities, production…

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High-speed rail firm sees growth in revenue, profit

Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway Co Ltd, the operator of the high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai, released its first annual report on April 15 after listing, showing growth both in revenue and profit. The operator gained revenue of 32.94 billion yuan ($4.65 billion) in 2019, an increase of 5.72 percent over the previous year, and…

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A long train ride back to school

The first charted train carrying students back to their university in Shihezi in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region departed Jinan Railway Station in Shandong province on Monday. A total of 960 students of Shihezi University were on board and scheduled to arrive on Wednesday afternoon. Three hundred and thirty boarded at Jinan, while the rest…

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Railway to boost passenger capacity

China’s national railway operator said it will increase its passenger transport capacity in the second quarter of this year, highlighting the first interprovincial loop railway service in the country. The new plan, effective on Friday, raised the number of passenger trains in service between April and June to 4,970.5 pairs, an increase of 130.5 pairs…

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To be or not to be: a world test with Wuhan answer

The 11 million people in the city of Wuhan embraced rebirth Wednesday after 76 days of stringent lockdown amid a national fight against the coronavirus. History will remember how a prosperous and vibrant metropolis came to a virtual standstill, how people had to face enormous changes to their daily life and how they bore the…

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Podcast apps make their voices heard

Quarantined at home or resuming commutes to work, tech-users consume digital sound content amid the contagion During a 10-kilometer trip passing through several residential neighborhoods in Beijing, 40-year-old Didi driver Wu Gang tapped his phone about 30 times and switched to different online audio channels podcasting the latest news about the novel coronavirus outbreak to…

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Crucial 11 minutes could have averted accident

A section of the railway line between Matianxu and Qifengdu stations on the Beijing-Guangzhou line collapsed following a landslide on Monday, causing Train T179 to derail and overturn, leaving one person dead and 127 people injured. The loss of life is unfortunate, more so because just 11 minutes before the accident, a villager had called…

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