BEIJING (Xinhua) – Soon after midnight on New Year’s Day, a freight train departed from south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for Vietnam, a member country of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
The RCEP – the world’s largest free trade deal – came into force on Saturday.
The X9101 train carried electronics, daily necessities and chemical products worth more than USD10 million. It is expected to reach Hanoi in 28 hours after leaving Nanning, the regional capital of Guangxi.
Also on early Saturday, 5.6 tonnes of imported reflective films from Japan arrived at a port in south China’s Shenzhen City, which will be used for the production of mobiles, digital cameras and other electronic products.
More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin