Abstract : A new freight train service linking central China's Hunan Province and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was launched Wednesday.
CHANGSHA, March 31 (Xinhua) — A new freight train service linking
central China’s Hunan Province and the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) was launched Wednesday.
A cargo train loaded with industrial products such as silicon dioxide
and hot rolled bars left Changsha, Hunan’s capital, Wednesday morning.
It will arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, in about seven days via
south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The route is expected to operate on a weekly basis after a
three-month trial run, according to China Railway Guangzhou Group Co.,
Ltd. It is expected to further boost the trade between Hunan and ASEAN
ASEAN was China’s largest trading partner in 2020. Data from Changsha
Customs show that in 2020, the total trade volume between Hunan and the
10 ASEAN countries reached 81.03 billion yuan (about 12.35 billion U.S.
dollars), an increase of 30.9 percent year on year, and accounted for
16.6 percent of Hunan’s total foreign trade.
The Hunan-ASEAN trade volume further soared by 86.3 percent year on
year to 10.15 billion yuan in the first two months of this year, the
data showed. Enditem
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