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China urges US to stop arbitrary, illegal unilateral sanctions: spokeswoman

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China urges US to stop arbitrary, illegal unilateral sanctions: spokeswoman

2024-05-27 16:35 Last Updated At:19:57

China has always opposed unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction without the international law basis and the U.N. Security Council mandate, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said on Monday.

China's Foreign Ministry announced countermeasures on Wednesday to sanction 12 U.S. defense industry companies, in response to sanctions against Chinese companies.

"China has always opposed unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction that have no basis in international law or mandate from the U.N. Security Council. We will continue to take all necessary measures to safeguard our legitimate and lawful rights and interests. China urges the U.S. side to reflect deeply, face up to its responsibility for the outbreak and escalation of the Ukraine crisis, stop smearing and pressuring [other countries], and stop arbitrarily imposing illegal unilateral sanctions," said Mao.

In response to a question about whether this is China's response to the U.S. officials' participation in the so-called "inauguration ceremony" of the leader of the Taiwan region, Mao said no country should ever dream of crossing the red line on the Taiwan question without paying a price.

"The Taiwan question is the very core of China's core interests and the first red line that must not be crossed in the China-U.S. relationship. No country, organization or individual should ever underestimate the firm resolve, strong will and great capability of the Chinese government and people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and should ever dream of crossing the red line on the Taiwan question without paying a price," said the spokeswoman.

China urges US to stop arbitrary, illegal unilateral sanctions: spokeswoman

China urges US to stop arbitrary, illegal unilateral sanctions: spokeswoman

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Greater Bay Area launches its first full-schedule China-Europe freight train

2024-06-20 11:24 Last Updated At:11:37

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area on Wednesday launched its first full-time schedule China-Europe freight train, aiming to enhance logistical efficiency in trade exchanges between this key Chinese economic region and inland Europe.

On Wednesday morning, the X8120 China-Europe freight train, loaded with goods such as air conditioners, coffee machine accessories, and eggbeaters, departed from the Guangzhou International Port and headed to Warsaw, the capital city of Poland.

The China-Europe full-time schedule train refers to a train service that operates according to a fixed schedule, where departure times, routes, and stops are predetermined and regular.

Previously, when China-Europe trains passed through various countries, the local railway departments had to set the handover time according to the actual situation on the ground, which was easy to cause many invalid and long stopovers on the route, making it hard to realize the fixed arrival and departure time of the whole journey.

By coordinating with railway departments of the countries it passes through, the full-time schedule train ensures that it stops and departs on time at each station, thereby enhancing the stability and efficiency of the entire journey.

Since the operation began, the full-schedule China-Europe freight train bound for Warsaw will depart from the Guangzhou International Port every Wednesday. It exits the country via the Erenhot land port in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, covering a total distance of about 11,200 kilometers. The journey is expected to take 16 days, saving about 30 percent of the transportation time compared with previous regular freight trains on the same route.

Greater Bay Area launches its first full-schedule China-Europe freight train

Greater Bay Area launches its first full-schedule China-Europe freight train

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