Reforms helping keep SOEs in good shape

China’s centrally administered State-owned enterprises have completed over 95 percent of the measures outlined in the country’s three-year action plan (2020-22) for SOE reforms by the end of June, the country’s top State-owned assets regulator said on Friday. The three-year action plan is designed to implement measures outlined by the 19th National Congress of the…

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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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Commuter train linking Beijing and Hebei city starts trial run

Two high-speed trains between Beijing and Zhuozhou in neighboring Hebei province started trial runs on Monday for a route providing even more convenience for commuters. The departure route starts from Zhuozhou East Railway Station at 6:23 am and arrives at Beijing West Railway Station in 24 minutes, while the return train starts from Beijing at…

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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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Rail line offers Tibet fast, safe, pleasant travel option

Railway in Southwest China key to western development and national unity When Tashi Tsering, a farmer in the Tibet autonomous region, makes the long trip to visit one of his daughters, he now prefers going by train. The journey by rail rather than road is not only cheaper, but is much more convenient and pleasant,…

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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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