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Xi, Equatorial Guinean president to attend signing ceremony

2024-05-28 16:42 Last Updated At:18:37

Chinese President Xi Jinping and visiting President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo will jointly attend a signing ceremony of cooperation documents on Tuesday afternoon at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

The Equatorial Guinean president arrived in Beijing on Monday for a state visit to China at the invitation of President Xi.

Obiang, 82, has served as Equatorial Guinean president since 1982. He has paid 10 visits to China, with the most recent one in 2018 to attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Xi, Equatorial Guinean president to attend signing ceremony

Xi, Equatorial Guinean president to attend signing ceremony

China's railways carried a total of 337 million tons of freight in May this year, up 2.8 percent year on year, with demand for coal-driven electricity as a driving force behind the movement.

The month saw nearly 71 million tons of freight transported by containers, up 20 percent year on year, according to statistics from China Railway.

According to China Railway, demand for electricity as summer approaches is keeping the railway system at high capacity. To support coal transportation of coal within the country and the export of Xinjiang coal, the average daily loading of coal on railways nationwide remained above 80,000 wagons and 55,000 wagons, respectively.

In international freight transport, China sent a total of 1,724 freight trains to Europe in May, sending 186,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo, up 14 percent and 13 percent respectively year on year, setting a record for transport volume in a single month.

The China-Laos Railway carried 473,000 tons of cargo across the border in the month, up 16.2 percent year-on-year, along with a surge in fruit and vegetables transported to and from Southeast Asia.

China continues to promote its campaign to shift road freight to rail. Ports across the country are improving ship-to-train transshipment solutions with an average of 33,600 wagons transshipped per day, up 15.4 percent year-on-year.

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

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