|Jinhua-Dourges CRE Launches|
At 9 a.m. on November 26, the Jinhua-Dourges China Railway Express (CRE) departed for the first time from Jinhua South Station. The number of the CRE routes that have their origin in Jinhua has increased from 2 to 14 in just half a year, which is a huge breakthrough. Jinhua leaders Lang Wenrong and Shao Guoqiang attended the launching ceremony.
The first Jinhua-Dourges CRE mainly carried construction machinery and pandemic prevention materials, among other things, with a value of about 3.1 million US dollars. After customs clearance, the train exited through Alashankou Port and passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, and Germany along the Belt and Road before reaching Dourges, France 18 days later.
According to customs statistics, from January to October in 2020, the total import and export volume between Zhejiang and France reached 49.89 billion RMB. Within that, the import volume was 11.02 bn RMB and the export volume reached 38.87 bn RMB. The launch of the Jinhua-Dourges CRE can promote the exports of the Yangtze River Delta region to Europe, and bring back electromechanical products, agricultural products, and luxury goods to meet the diversified consumption needs of domestic consumers. (Translated by Jin Haiqiong, edited by Kendra Fiddler)