First China-Britain freight train arrives in London as Beijing forges closer trade ties with Europe

The first direct freight train service from China to Britain arrived in London on Wednesday, another leg in Beijing’s plans for closer trade ties with Europe along a modern-day Silk Road.
The 18-day trip saw dozens of containers packed mainly with clothes and household goods transported from the city of Yiwu in eastern China’s Zhejiang province to a freight terminal in Barking in east London, via Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and western Europe.
The train entered Britain from…

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