First China-U.K. Freight Train Departs Yiwu for London

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"China has launched a direct rail freight service to London [from Yiwu], as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe. China Railway already runs services between China and other European cities, including Madrid and Hamburg. The train will take about two weeks to cover the 12,000 mile journey and is carrying a cargo of clothes, bags and other household items."