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New China-Europe Railway Express route connects northeastern city with Moscow

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New China-Europe Railway Express route connects northeastern city with Moscow
China

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New China-Europe Railway Express route connects northeastern city with Moscow

2024-04-03 16:56 Last Updated At:04-04 03:57

A new route of the China-Europe Railway Express, connecting Tongjiang City in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province with Moscow, Russia, was inaugurated on Tuesday.

This marked the departure of 110 standard containers from the northeastern city's intermodal center of the China-SCO Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Area.

The cargo, consisting of home appliances such as refrigerators, TVs, and washing machines manufactured in Qingdao and valued at around 12 million yuan (about 1.66 million U.S. dollars), embarked on a journey from Tongjiang port in Heilongjiang to Moscow, the Russian capital after the customs clearance in Qingdao City, east China's Shandong Province. Around 20 days later, this train will arrive in Moscow.

"The China-Europe Railway Express operates effectively and provides stable logistics options for enterprises engaging in exports and imports. The variety of commodities exported from the China-SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Local Economic and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Area has increased, with high-value-added products like home appliances and vehicles becoming the main exports," stated Zhang Qinghai, director of the Jiaozhou Customs in Qingdao.

To date, the demonstration area's international route network has expanded to include 22 lines reaching 54 cities across 23 SCO and Belt and Road countries. More than 3,400 trains have set off from the demonstration area, carrying 2.633 million tons of goods in 281,000 TEU containers for import and export.

New China-Europe Railway Express route connects northeastern city with Moscow

New China-Europe Railway Express route connects northeastern city with Moscow

Russia claimed on Thursday that it ruined seven ammunition depots of Ukraine, while Ukraine reported that they engaged with the Russian troops for nearly 100 times on the front line, according to their latest updates on the conflict.

The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday that the Russian army repelled eight attacks by the Ukrainian army on various fronts, and launched several offensives, destroying seven field arms and munition depots as well as equipment such as armored vehicles, infantry fighting vehicles, electronic radar stations and howitzers. Russian air defense systems shot down 21 HIMARS rockets and 74 drones.

On the same day, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces issued a report saying that there were 96 engagements on the front lines on Thursday, and the Russian army continued to use missiles and drones to attack the Ukrainian army from multiple directions.

At present, the gravest situation is in the direction of Pokrovsk where fighting was still going on in 14 locations when the report was made.

Several U.S. media reported on Thursday that the U.S. has further expanded the scope of Russian targets to be attacked by the Ukrainian army with U.S. weapons.

Earlier, due to the Russian offensive in the direction of Kharkov, the U.S. said it would allow Ukraine to use U.S. weapons in the direction of Kharkov to conduct limited cross-border strikes on Russian military targets.

Russia claims destroying Ukrainian arms depots, Ukraine reports nearly 100 engagements

Russia claims destroying Ukrainian arms depots, Ukraine reports nearly 100 engagements

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