China-EU fast-track rail freight cooperation

A train loaded with medical equipment, including surgical face masks and protective gowns, departs Yiwu, Zhejiang province, for Madrid, Spain, last month to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. LYU BIN/FOR CHINA DAILY Having departed from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province, a cargo train loaded with COVID-19 protective equipment and materials arrived in…

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URUMQI – The laying of railway tracks for a new line linking Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region with Qinghai province and beyond was completed Tuesday, paving the way for accelerating development in the country’s western region. The 1,213.7-km Golmud-Korla Railway, linking the city of Golmud in Qinghai and the city of Korla in Xinjiang,…

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China’s cargo transport back to normal growth

BEIJING – China’s cargo transport industry reported faster growth in June with business activities recovering to normal levels, industry data showed. The China Transportation Services Index (CTSI) stood at 153.9 points last month, down 11.5 percent year-on-year, according to the China Academy of Transportation Sciences (CATS). The decrease narrowed from the 16.5-percent drop recorded in…

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China to add 4,400 km rail lines this year

BEIJING — China is expected to launch new rail lines totaling 4,400 km this year as the country steps up infrastructure investment to shore up the economy, the China State Railway Group said. Among the new lines, high-speed rail lines are expected to reach 2,300 km this year, the company said. China has accelerated the…

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Xi pledges cooperation with Thailand for regional solidarity, prosperity

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that China stands ready to work with Thailand to cement solidarity and cooperation among regional countries and safeguard the sound momentum of development and prosperity in the region. Xi made the remarks in a telephone conversation with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Since the COVID-19 epidemic broke out, China…

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China-Laos railway progresses steadily

Work on the China-Laos railway, a strategic project under the Belt and Road Initiative, is progressing steadily with work on Vientiane station commencing on Friday in the Laotian capital, despite COVID-19 challenges. The 14,543-square-meter station is the largest of the 20 newly-built stations under the China-Laos railway project, which seeks to make Laos a land-linked…

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China’s rail freight transport up 3.6% in H1

China’s rail freight transport volume, an indicator of broad economic activity, rose 3.6 percent year-on-year in the first half of the year, a sign of recovery from the COVID-19 shock, official data showed Saturday. The country’s state-operated railways carried 1.69 billion tonnes of cargo in the first six months, the China State Railway Group Co,…

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Shenyang expands rail cargo links with Russia

A container is loaded onto a China-Europe freight train at the Shenyang railway logistics center owned by Liaoning Port Group, a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in July. [Photo by Ning Yong/For China Daily]   With China-Europe freight train service witnessing steady growth in the first half of the year, the…

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