Zhangjiakou’s first freight train takes off for Uzbekistan

A freight train loaded with auto parts, home appliances, textiles, elevator equipment and other goods departed from Zhangjiakou, Hebei province on Tuesday. [Photo by Yuan Yushun/For chinadaily.com.cn] A freight train loaded with auto parts, home appliances, textiles, elevator equipment and other goods departed from the Horgos railway port in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region…

China Focus: 10 years on, China-Europe freight trains deliver booming e-commerce trade

This aerial photo taken on July 29, 2022 shows a China-Europe freight train leaving the Xi’an International Port in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Bowen) XI’AN, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) — When Juan Carlos in Malaga, Spain, ordered a made-in-China ceiling light using the cross-border e-commerce platform AliExpress, he never imagined he would receive the…

China-Laos Railway facilitates int’l travel for China-South Asia Expo participants

This aerial photo taken on Aug. 7, 2023, shows a view of Kunming Dianchi International Convention and Exhibition Center, the venue for the seventh China-South Asia Expo in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Chen Xinbo) KUNMING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — Muhammad Fazle Rabby from Bangladesh was impressed by the convenience of the China-Laos Railway during…

Finnish logistics company thrives on BRI

Olli Pohjanvirta, CEO of Nurminen Logistics, poses for a photo during an interview in Helsinki, Finland, on Aug. 15, 2023. (Photo by Matti Matikainen/Xinhua) Thanks to the initiative, not only has the railway infrastructure along the route been greatly improved, but a road of solidarity and cooperation has also emerged, Pohjanvirta said. HELSINKI, Aug. 15…

Subways a safe and fast way to commute in cities

A passenger does not wear a mask while taking a subway train of Line 5 in Beijing on April 16, 2023. [Photo by Du Lianyi/chinadaily.com.cn] Editor’s note: Subways or metros are one of the best ways to solve traffic congestion. The growing population and increasing number of motor vehicles have made building subways in cities…

China’s railway investment grows 7 pct in first seven months

This aerial photo taken on Aug. 10, 2023 shows the construction site of a medium-and-low speed maglev line in Qingyuan City, south China’s Guangdong Province.  (Xinhua/Liu Dawei) BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — China’s fixed asset investment in railways hit 371.3 billion yuan (about 51.9 billion U.S. dollars) in the first seven months of 2023, representing a 7…

Freight train boosts ASEAN trade

The first freight train connecting North China’s Hebei province to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, arrives in a station in Hanoi on Aug 2, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua] A freight train carrying 46 containers traveled from North China’s Hebei province to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, last week, the latest route linking China and an Association of Southeast Asian Nations economy.…

Flexible tickets introduced on Shenzhen-HK trains

Passengers at Futian Railway Station in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] A flexible cross-border travel program, jointly launched by China Railway Guangzhou Group and its counterpart in Hong Kong, will soon take effect, aiming to further boost connectivity between the special administrative region and the Chinese mainland. Under the program, which will begin…

China’s rail-sea intermodal trains to make over 9,000 trips in 2023

This aerial photo taken on May 11, 2023 shows an automatic container terminal of Qinzhou Port and a railway container distribution center in Qinzhou City, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin) NANNING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — China’s rail-sea intermodal trains are expected to make over 9,000 trips along the New International Land-Sea Trade…