• Belt & Road August 10, 2020

    China-Europe freight trains up 68% in July

    The number of China-Europe freight trains rose significantly in July, with a record 1,232 trains being put into operation, up 68 percent year on year, according to the China State Railway Group.

  • Belt & Road August 4, 2020

    Strong China-Europe rail links boost cargo traffic amid pandemic

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to the world economy, it has also strengthened the rail links between China and Europe, and industry experts believe the growing volume of rail freight between East and West will aid the economic recovery of countries and regions along the routes of the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • International Cooperation August 3, 2020

    Cargo train in first with arrival at Moscow hub

    The first freight train from China bound for a major logistics center in Moscow arrived in the Russian capital on Thursday, heralding a boost in rail-borne trade between the two countries.

  • Culture July 31, 2020

    Art exhibition marks natural and cultural heritage along the Silk Road

    The dynamic landscapes of nature and diverse cultures along both the Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road have always been an inspiration for artists.

  • Belt & Road July 31, 2020

    Construction firm finishes Pakistan school project

    CCCC-FHDI Engineering Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Co Ltd, completed and handed over a middle school expansion project to Pakistan's education authority in late June, a clear sign of China's support for the education sector in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

  • Belt & Road July 29, 2020

    China, Singapore to safeguard smooth supply chain, trade amid pandemic

    Officials from China and Singapore on Monday pledged to maintain smooth supply chain and trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Belt & Road July 29, 2020

    Full steam ahead for China-Laos railway trainees

    The first group of trainees for the China-Laos railway have been undergoing intensive Chinese language and professional railway theory training since mid-July in the Laotian capital Vientiane.

  • Economy July 27, 2020

    China's Shandong sees foreign trade with B&R countries up in H1

    East China's Shandong Province saw its foreign trade with countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) up 4.4 percent year on year to 292.33 billion yuan (41.67 billion U.S. dollars) in the first half of this year, local authorities said Friday.

  • Belt & Road July 27, 2020

    Chinese-built Lagos-Ibadan railway expected to be operational later this year: Official

    An open day event was held by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), which is affiliated with China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC), on Friday to brief international audiences on the progress of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project and the life of workers there from a 360-degree multifaceted perspective.

  • International Cooperation July 24, 2020

    Cargo trains provide cross-continental relief

    Rail services in China have seen strong growth because China-Europe freight trains have carried urgently needed anti-coronavirus supplies to other countries, along with daily necessities and production materials.

  • International Cooperation July 24, 2020

    Chinese constructor drills through high-risk tunnel in China-Laos railway

    The 6,969-meter Houay Phoulai Tunnel in northern Laos, a key bottleneck and highly risky project along the China-Laos railway, has been drilled through by a Chinese railway engineering company.

  • Belt & Road July 23, 2020

    30th anniversary of Silk Roads expeditions commemorated

    The China National Silk Museum, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme jointly organized a webinar to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Silk Roads expeditions.

  • International Cooperation July 20, 2020

    Freight train carrying medical masks departs for Madrid

    A China-Europe cargo train loaded with 88 containers of disposable medical masks left northeast China on Friday afternoon for Madrid, supporting the COVID-19 fight and work resumption in the Spanish capital.

  • Belt & Road July 20, 2020

    China-Laos railway completes both cross-Mekong River bridges' beam installation

    The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC), a joint venture based in Lao capital Vientiane in charge of the construction and operation of the railway, told Xinhua on Thursday that, all its beams of the two cross-Mekong River bridges have been installed.

  • Belt & Road July 13, 2020

    Xinjiang's Alataw Pass handles over half China-Europe rail-freight in H1

    The customs authority at Alataw Pass, a major rail port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, handled a total of 2,128 China-Europe freight trains during the first half of the year, the authority said.

  • Belt & Road July 13, 2020

    Open call for int'l cultural, tourism projects along Belt and Road starts

    China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has initiated an open call for major international cooperation projects of cultural and tourism industries along the Belt and Road.

  • Belt & Road July 10, 2020

    China-Europe freight trains up 36% in H1

    The number of China-Europe freight trains rose significantly during the first half of this year, with a total of 5,122 trains being put into operation, up 36 percent year on year, the China State Railway Group said Friday.

  • Belt & Road July 9, 2020

    Multilateral fund for BRI infrastructure projects set up

    A multilateral fund to support infrastructure construction projects under the Belt and Road Initiative has been established, and six countries have agreed to donate US$180.2 million to the fund, according to the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday.

  • Belt & Road July 9, 2020

    Experts say Belt and Road Initiative promotes regional connectivity

    Experts from eight countries at a video conference on Wednesday said that the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is based on principles of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit, and is the way forward by promoting regional connectivity.

  • International Cooperation July 8, 2020

    China-Laos expressway under construction in Vientiane, Laos

    China-Laos expressway is co-developed by China Yunnan Construction and Investment Holding Group (YCIH) and the Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment.

  • Belt & Road July 8, 2020

    World's largest containership calls at east China harbor

    The world's largest containership, HMM GDANSK, called at the port of Xiamen in east China's Fujian province on Tuesday.

  • International Cooperation July 8, 2020

    Agreement signed in Pakistan for hydropower project under CPEC

    The concessional agreement of the 700.7-MW Azad Pattan Hydropower Project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been signed, a breakthrough for the implementation of the project, according to China Gezhouba Group.

  • International Cooperation July 8, 2020

    First container train from China's Wuhan arrives in Kiev

    The first direct container train, which left the central Chinese city of Wuhan on June 16, arrived in Kiev on Monday, opening up new opportunities for China-Ukraine cooperation, said Ukrainian officials.

  • International Cooperation July 7, 2020

    Rail freight assists Poland in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

    Since the start of the pandemic in Europe, China Railway Express has been dedicated to transporting medical supplies from China to hard-hit European countries, supplementing cargo planes chartered by the Polish government.

  • Belt & Road July 7, 2020

    China invests 200M yuan to improve China-Europe rail network

    China's top economic planner has allocated 200 million yuan (about US$28.3 million) from the central budget to support the construction of transportation hubs in five cities to improve China-Europe rail freight services.

  • Belt & Road July 6, 2020

    Construction of China-Laos railway's Vientiane station starts

    The groundbreaking ceremony for the Vientiane station of the China-Laos Railway was held on Friday in the northern outskirts of the Lao capital.

  • Belt & Road July 3, 2020

    Xi'an sees more China-Europe rail-freight trips in H1

    China-Europe freight trains to and from Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, made more than 1,600 trips in the first half of this year, almost double the figure for the same period last year, local authorities said Thursday.

  • International Cooperation July 2, 2020

    Yiwu-Madrid express links China, EU during pandemic

    Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19, trains between China and Europe have been operating a "green channel" for the transportation of medical and raw materials.

  • Belt & Road July 2, 2020

    New China-Europe freight train service opens in east China

    A new China-Europe freight train route linking the city of Jinhua in east China's Zhejiang Province and Moscow was launched Wednesday.

  • International Cooperation June 28, 2020

    Railway freight express puts China-EU cooperation amid pandemic on fast track

    Amid efforts to expand common interests in China-EU cooperation, the China-Europe rail transport service, which was initiated in 2011, is widely expected to play an increasingly important role in the post-pandemic era.

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