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SHENZHEN, May 23 (FAM) – Services got rolling on Monday morning on a new 9,900km railway cargo route linking the Shenzhen port of Yantian with the Belarus capital of Minsk, adding another trade line to China’s planned economic corridor through Eurasia.

A train with 41 containers, packed with Chinese products from mobile phones to car parts, is expected to take two weeks to reach Minsk via Central Asia. Chinese cities are jockeying to launch “direct cargo trains” to ­Europe to support President Xi Jinping’s ambitious new Silk Road trade plan known as the “Belt and Road Initiative”.

 

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