Free trade zone opening up economy of region

The Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is vowing to seize opportunities brought by the newly established China (Guangxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone and expand economic and trade cooperation with neighboring countries. Established on Aug 30, 2019, the Guangxi FTZ made great progress in utilizing foreign capital. This was demonstrated by the $170 million in foreign investments…

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China’s freight volume continues to grow in October

An aerial photo shows a China-Europe freight train ready to leave the Tuanjiecun Station in Chongqing municipality, Southwest China, April 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING – China’s national freight volume, an indicator of economic activity, grew faster in October from a month earlier, signaling the country’s steady recovery from the COVID-19 fallout. The country’s freight volume…

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18 cities told to prepare for cold snap

A new wave of cold weather will hit central and eastern provinces in the next couple of days, the China Meteorological Administration said on Sunday. The administration’s latest forecast said temperatures in 18 provincial-level region capitals on Monday are expected to be the lowest so far this year. Cities such as Hefei, Anhui province, and…

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Train’s ski-gear ban triggers avalanche of disapproval

Skiers in Beijing planning a bullet-train ride to a nearby resort cluster now have to think again. A new regulation banning large carry-on ski equipment on the high-speed railway linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou’s Chongli district in Hebei province has irked users of the service, with calls growing for a more flexible policy to be adopted.…

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Beijing subway system ranks 1st in daily passenger volume

Passengers use mobile apps in a subway train in Beijing. [Photo by Feng Yongbin/China Daily] China’s capital Beijing ranked first in the world in both total and average daily passenger volumes of urban rail transit by the end of 2019, said a white paper on the city’s smart subway development published last week. According to…

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Experiencing the opening of China’s very first high-speed railway

Train from Moscow descending Badaling Pass towards Beijing in 1987.[Photo by Bruce Connolly/Provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Experiencing the opening of China’s very first high-speed railway in 2008 The year of 2008, a special period in time for China. Beijing would host the 2008 Olympics while the country would launch its initial high-speed rail line. A project that…

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China port handles over 200,000 TEUs via China-Europe freight trains since 2014

A crane loads containers at Erenhot Port in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on April 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] HOHHOT — The border port of Erenhot in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region has handled over 200,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) via China-Europe freight trains since 2014, the local railway operator said Wednesday. Since initiating…

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Xi: Build high-quality Sichuan-Tibet Railway

President underscores importance of project to development of western region President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to advance the construction of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway project with high quality, saying that it has great relevance to promoting socioeconomic development in the country’s western region. Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of…

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Trains deliver for European e-shoppers

The freight train service between China and Europe is helping boost cross-border cargo capacity during China’s Singles Day shopping spree period this month. [Photo/Xinhua] The freight train service between China and Europe is helping boost cross-border cargo capacity during China’s Singles Day shopping spree period this month, providing strong logistics support for European customers to…

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High-speed trains boost cargo capacity for Singles Day spree

More bullet trains are being used to help improve logistics capacity during China’s 20-day Singles Day shopping spree in response to growing demand. [Photo provided to CHINA DAILY] Special railway logistics services for online shopping event to last 20 days More bullet trains are being used to help improve logistics capacity during China’s 20-day Singles…

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