Refrigerated Train Service Begins in Xinjiang Region with the Importation of Concentrate Juice

The first refrigerated-container train in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region left Horgos Saturday [10 June 2017] for the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. The train with 40 refrigerated-containers is 620 meters long. It carried about 1,160 tonnes of concentrate juice from the border port of Horgos to Hangzhou…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017 Key Point

China’s Khorgas Border Checkpoint Receives Investment via the Silk Road Project

A China-Kazakhstan free trade zone received about one million visits in the first quarter of 2017, according to local border inspection authorities. The Horgos International Border Cooperation Center on the China-Kazakhstan border, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has seen an increasing number of tourists since 2012. It attracted a total of 5.43 million

XPCC Signs Agreement with Logistics Company to Develop a Cold Chain Project in Xinjiang Region

On February 21st, the Xinjiang production and Construction Corps held a signing ceremony with the Xinjiang Ding Hong International Cold Chain Logistics Co. Ltd. At the ceremony, representatives of the two sides signed an agreement, whereby 280 million yuan [~US$40 million] would be invested in a new cold chain logistics project…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Mar

Xinjiang Region Sets Ambitious Target to Create 100,000 New Textile Jobs in 2017

Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a major cotton production base in Northwest China, is aiming to create more than 100,000 new textile jobs in 2017, through intensive processing projects such as garment manufacturing. Yin Xiaodong, an official in the region’s textile industry, said Monday [9 January 2017] that the number would account for two-thirds of planned

Hong Kong Temporarily Bans More Poultry Imports from Poland and Japan Due to Bird Flu

Hong Kong food safety officials have placed a temporary suspension on the import of poultry meat and products from three more regions – in mainland China, Japan and Poland following the detection of bird flu strains in these areas…Full Article: South China Morning Post Dec 2016 Key Points Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS)

Ürümqi-Almaty Freight Train Service Ships Ketchup and Christmas Trees to Kazakhstan

A freight train loaded with commodities, jars of ketchup and Christmas trees left the West Railway Station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Wednesday [30 November 2016] morning, heading for Alma-Ata, the largest city in Kazakhstan. This marks the 100th train journey since the freight service started in late May,