China’s largest land port of entry and exit, Manzhouli, saw robust growth of freight trains linking China and Europe in 2016, mainly due to the Belt and Road Initiative. In 2016, 1,036 cross-border freight trains went through the port, an increase of 88.24 percent year on year, carrying goods worth 3.6 billion U.S. dollars, according to the Manzhouli Customs…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Feb 2017

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  • In 2016, there were 25 outbound China-Europe freight train lines and seven inbound railway lines operating in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Region.

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  • In early September 2016, during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin gave Xi Jinping Russian ice cream as a gift. The majority of Russian ice cream imports enter China via the Quarantine Bureau of Manzhouli, northeastern China.
  • In March 2015, China began exporting fresh fruit and vegetables to Novosibirsk, Russia, via the Manzhouli Customs checkpoint (Inner Mongolia and Russia). By November 2015, refrigerated trains were being used to export fresh produce all the way to Moscow. In 2015, China exported 1,851 MTs of fresh produce to Russia via the Manzhouli Customs checkpoint.

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