Belt and Road promoting common development

A freight train departs for Moscow, Russia from Beijing's Mafang Station in suburban Pinggu district, becoming the latest cargo service linking China with Europe via railway. [Photo by Zou Hong/China Daily] Economic cooperation has been an admirable priority focus of a dynamic, pragmatic and outward-looking China over the past 10 years, despite the world’s stormy…

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China-Europe freight trains facilitate trade between China, Spain

A China-Europe freight train carrying medical supplies bound for Madrid of Spain departs from the city of Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/Xinhua] HANGZHOU – A China-Europe train carrying 100 standard containers of China-made small commodities and ceramic products left Yiwu, a major hub of small commodities in East China’s Zhejiang province, for Madrid, Spain,…

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Workers at the heart of China’s railway operations honored

A high-speed train depot on the railway between Shanghai and Nanjing. [Photo by Bruce Connolly/chinadaily.com.cn] For over 20 years, Huang Tao has worked as a “railway doctor,” walking over 35,000 kilometers along the tracks detecting flaws with the rails. Huang is a railway worker detecting flaws in Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region, Huang’s job…

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France braced for sixth round of pension strikes

Suburban trains are seen at the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris on the eve of the sixth nationwide day of strike and protests against the pension reform in France with heavy disruption on French SNCF railway and the Paris transport RATP networks, France, March 6, 2023. [Photo/Agencies] Public transport services across France will be the…

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Greek railway workers extend strike over train crash

A general view of the site of a crash, where two trains collided, near the city of Larissa, Greece, March 1, 2023. [Photo/Agencies] ATHENS – Greek rail workers went on strike for a sixth day on Monday to protest over safety conditions following a train crash last week that killed 57 people. The busy rail…

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All-rail freight shipment to Thailand saves time, money

Diesel locomotives produced by CRRC, the world's largest supplier of rail transit equipment, powers the international freight trade on the China-Laos Railway. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Diesel locomotives produced by CRRC, the world’s largest supplier of rail transit equipment, power the international freight trade on the China-Laos Railway. Earlier last month, the first whole-journey round-trip…

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Greek PM vows to act to avoid tragedy after train crash

A general view of the site of a crash, where two trains collided, near the city of Larissa, Greece, March 1, 2023. [Photo/Agencies] ATHENS – Greece will do everything possible so that a tragedy like the one it is currently faced with will never happen again, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday following…

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China’s transport network now covers over 6 million km

A high-speed train of the Beijing-Tangshan Intercity Railway crosses a bridge in Tangshan, Hebei province. [Photo by Liu Quanguo/For chinadaily.com.cn] As of last year, China’s transportation network has grown to cover more than 6 million kilometers, the minister of transport said recently. From 2018 to 2022, China’s transportation sector saw investments of 17 trillion yuan…

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Coordinated development improves lives, environment

A high-speed train of the Beijing-Tangshan Intercity Railway crosses a bridge in Tangshan, Hebei province. [Photo by Liu Quanguo/For chinadaily.com.cn] At 6:15 one Friday morning, He Peng stood in line at Zhuozhou East Railway Station in Zhuozhou, Hebei province. The 43-year-old was on his way to Beijing for work. His train leaves at 6:23 and…

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Investment in transport assets will continue

A Fuxing CR400BF-GZ bullet train runs in Heilongjiang province. [Photo by Yuan Yong/For chinadaily.com.cn] Six-percent growth logged last year as expenditure pours into infrastructure China will continue to invest in fixed transportation assets this year to contribute to economic development, the transport minister said on Thursday. “Last year, China’s transportation sector saw investments of 3.8…

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