Railway builders urged to show Chinese quality

Lu Kang, China’s ambassador to Indonesia, visited Chinese builders constructing the Jakarta-Bandung High-speed Railway (HSR) on March 30 and urged them to demonstrate the charm of Chinese quality in economies participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. While touring Tegal Luar station and the worksite of a locomotive station being built by State-owned China Railway…

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Trade agreement to aid economic growth

Experts say RCEP will help countries better meet digital transformation goals The digital trade, regional connectivity and efficient industrial chain sectors will help member countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership boost economic growth in the post-pandemic era, experts and global business leaders said on Sunday. Addressing a sub-session of the RCEP Media & Think…

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Export of transport goods big biz for Zhuzhou

Access to foreign markets is often tough for many companies in inland provinces. But Zhuzhou, an industrial hub in Hunan province, has sufficient strength to turn its goals into reality. The city, famously known for its products such as electric multiple unit (EMU) trains, maglev trains and subways, has maintained a high speed in transforming…

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Passengers increase on China-Laos Railway

The China-Laos Railway had handled about 3.1 million passenger trips as of Monday, marking significant progress since its opening in December, according to the operator, China Kunming Railway Group. The section of railway in China handled 2.71 million passenger trips, while the section in Laos handled 380,000. To cater to travelers’ diverse needs, cheaper train…

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Railway loop around desert closer to opening

Nine new passenger stations along a railway looping around the Taklimakan Desert in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region were revealed to the public recently, before the line’s opening next month. The stations, including Qira, Lop, Yutian and Minfeng, are undergoing equipment testing and fine tuning by fire and safety departments. The 825-kilometer railway, linking…

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Freight trains keep trade up with Europe

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Guangdong province saw 230 international freight trains depart for overseas destinations in the first four months of this year, demonstrating a strong rebound in the southern province’s foreign trade and economy. The figure represented a year-on-year growth of 91.6 percent, statistics from Guangdong Customs revealed. The growing number…

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China’s economy maintains sound momentum despite fluctuations

BEIJING — Despite mounting domestic and external uncertainties, China’s economy continues to progress with a sound momentum, an official told Xinhua in an interview. “Although some indicators saw short-term contractions mainly due to the COVID-19 blow, the fundamentals underpinning the economy’s stable development and sound momentum remain unchanged,” said Sheng Laiyun, deputy head of the…

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