China-Europe rail trade undamaged by Beijing-Brussels tension…

The China Railway Express has withstood rising tensions between the European Union and China to post record cargo traffic through Xinjiang in the first half of the year amid sky-high sea freight rates caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The railway network between Europe and China is a key component of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, which seeks to link Asia, Europe and Africa with a network of ports, motorways and railways.Some 6,090 trains passed through China’s two major…

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