GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

BEIJING, Dec 12 (FAM) – As more cargo trains link China and Europe, issues such as government subsidies are attracting more media attention, and experts told the Global Times Sunday that while subsidies may be understandable in the short term, they should be avoided in the long term.

Subsidies have been listed as one of four issues that are constraining the development of new logistics options between China and Europe, the International Business Daily reported on December 2. The other three issues are documentation, operator’s responsibility and low utilization rate of returning trains.