China’s rail freight volume hits new high in May

BEIJING — China’s rail cargo volume, a key indicator of economic activities, rose 6.6 percent year-on-year and hit a new record high in May, data from the China State Railway Group Co Ltd showed. A total of 340 million metric tons of cargo were transported through China’s railway network last month, up 21.1 million tons…

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Legacy for the future

China is building on its longstanding cooperation to help drive Africa’s green transformation When you travel through the Kenyan city of Mombasa, all of a sudden, a green oasis reveals itself. After passing blocks of run-down buildings and visible poverty, you enter a brand-new world. It is the Mombasa railway station, end station of the…

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Chinese maker delivers 1st of 400 subway cars for Chicago

CRRC Sifang America Inc, an Illinois-based subsidiary of China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, announced it has started delivery of subway cars to Chicago, marking a breakthrough for the country’s high-end rail transit products operating in the United States. The company sent the first of its 400 subway cars to its client-the Chicago Transit Authority-earlier this…

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China’s rail-freight volume refreshes single-month record in May

BEIJING — China’s rail-cargo volume, a key indicator of economic activity, rose 6.6 percent year-on-year to a record high in May, as the country further smooths logistics to underpin the economy amid COVID-19 control, according to data issued by the China State Railway Group Co Ltd on Wednesday. A total of 340 million tons of…

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Tributes pour in online for quick-thinking driver

Netizens have paid tribute to the quick-thinking high-speed train driver who took emergency braking measures upon detecting an abnormality on a high-speed railway line in Southwest China’s Guizhou province before he was killed in the ensuing accident. Yang Yong, the driver, managed to stop the train and saved passengers’ lives before he died, according to…

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CRCC unit ups infrastructure efforts in southwestern China

A key transportation project in Southwest China, the Cuntan Railway Bridge, had its first beam recently erected, marking a milestone as it represents success amid numerous challenges faced by the construction team, and lays a solid foundation for the next phase of track-laying work, the project’s builder said. Located in Jiangbei district, Chongqing, the bridge,…

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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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