Railway services reduced to minimize virus risks

China’s railway operator has reduced or suspended passenger train services in epidemic-affected areas to limit the risk of spreading the virus via the railway network, China State Railway Group said on Tuesday. China is currently operating about 3,000 passenger trains a day, less than one-third of the volume in normal times, the group said. The…

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Rail freight increases in first quarter

With passenger trains reduced or suspended due to epidemic control in some regions across the country, China’s railway network was able to capitalize by running more freight trains in the first quarter. More than 948 million metric tons of cargo was transported by rail from January to March, a year-on-year increase of 2.8 percent, according…

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Sino-EU cooperation beneficial to world economy amid headwinds

BRUSSELS — Although the global economy is facing mounting uncertainty and sluggish growth due to COVID-19, economic and trade cooperation between China and Europe, which maintains sound momentum based on complementarity and mutual benefit, can act as a counter-balancing force and help stabilize the world. Resilience, vigor Economic and trade cooperation between the European Union…

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Rail connects Chinese goods with the world

Largest port on Mongolian border sees number of trains pick up this year China’s largest railway port on the border with Mongolia has seen a significant rise in international freight train services over the past decade, boosting connectivity between China, Mongolia and Central European countries. By this month, Ereenhot Port in North China’s Inner Mongolia…

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Construction continues on Sichuan-Tibet Railway

Construction on the third section of a high-profile railway connecting Sichuan province and the Tibet autonomous region is ongoing, a political adviser told Xinhua News Agency recently. “The Sichuan-Tibet Railway is a strategic project with many challenges, including a complicated geological structure, which will make construct extremely difficult, and a sensitive environment in the region,”…

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CPPCC member calls for strong support

The annual sessions of the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee are underway. Yang Jun, a CPPCC National Committee member and chairman of the CPPCC Qingdao municipal committee, brought his suggestions on three issues that are crucial to the future of the port city to China’s top political advisory…

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New cargo line connects Qinghai, Nepal

The second service of a new train and truck freight route that links Haidong in Qinghai province, Shigatse in the Tibet autonomous region, and Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, will leave Haidong soon, according to China Railway Qinghai-Tibet Group. With a length of about 2,800 kilometers, the new corridor uses trains to ship goods from Haidong…

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