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Sino-European freight train has become a "stabilizing factor" for smooth trade

Sino-European freight train has become a “stabilizing factor” for smooth trade

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin (Wang Wenbin) pointed out at a regular press conference today that since the beginning of this year, against the background of the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic and the turbulent international situation, the Sino-European freight train has overcome many problems, and maintained on safe and stable operation, and has become equipped with a “stabilizing agent” and “accelerator valve” for the smooth trade between China and the EU.

Wang Wenbin said the “circle of friends” of the China-Europe freight train continues to expand, providing new opportunities for development. to the countries and regions concerned.

So far, the China-Europe freight train has reached more than 190 cities in 24 European countries, creating a logistics network linking Asia and Europe. Data show that from 2016 to 2021, the annual number of freight trains between China and Europe increased from 1702 to 15,183. The average annual growth rate is 55%. After the China-Europe freight train continuously transported goods to the relevant countries, it returned to China fully loaded with foreign goods, which promoted economic and trade cooperation between China and European countries. In addition, the China-Europe freight train has also established many new logistics, industrial and commercial centers and industrial parks, providing thousands of jobs for people from the countries concerned.”

Wang Wenbin said that the China-Europe freight train has not only made positive contributions to the stability of the global industrial and supply chain and promoted the recovery of the global economy, but also built a “life bridge” between China and Europe. By the end of June this year, freight trains between China and Europe had transported a total of 14.17 million pieces of anti-epidemic materials with a total weight of 109 thousand tons, which clearly demonstrates the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind.

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At a regular press conference, Wang Wenbin refuted US officials’ statements about China’s interference in the US elections and advised the US not to make baseless accusations against China.

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, will visit China on July 25-26. Wang Wenbin noted that China is looking forward to further deepening strategic mutual trust and practical cooperation between the two sides through President Joko Widodo’s visit and establishing a model of mutual benefit and mutual benefit for major developing countries in the new era.

In response to the possible visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, the White House press secretary said a few days ago that the visit was not over yet. In response to questions at a regular press conference, Wang Wenbin said that if the United States insists on its own path, China will take strong measures to respond resolutely and confront it.