The new freight train on the route China - Europe launched in the central Chinese province of Henan. It connects the regional administrative center of Zhengzhou city with Moscow, TASS reports with reference to Xinhua.
As noted in a statement by the initiator of the new international route to Zhengzhou International Hub Development and Construction, the new route will help reduce transportation costs for companies seeking to develop the Russian market.
Bilateral trade between China and the Russian Federation has been growing in recent years, China has been Russia's largest trading partner for nine consecutive years.«Rapid growth has also been recorded in trade between Russia and Henan. Food, wine and drinks are the main imports from Russia, while electronic products and steel products are the main export of this region to the Russian Federation».