GCTL8.com (FocusAsia  Media Ltd)

CHONGQING, Dec 16 (FAM) – Every day, trains full of laptops, electronics and auto parts depart the remote village of Tuanjiecun for Europe. For five years, trains have delivered laptops for Hewlett-Packard, car window regulators for Brose and semi-conductors for AT&S, from Chongqing Municipality, southwest China, to Europe.

Since the trains started in March 2011, there has been a business boom in the mountain city. Chongqing imported more than 2,000 cars on the international rail network in the past two years, according to Chongqing Logistics City. Six years ago the city was struggling to attract businesses, which mostly centered on China’s coastal areas where convenient shipping and air transport converge.