China-Europe Railway Express train X9041, loaded with cloth, elevator parts and radiators, left from Xi'an, Shaanxi Province for Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, marking the 10,000th China-Europe freight train to depart from the province in Northwest China.
China-Europe freight trains that departed from Xi'an run on 15 international routes, which cover 44 countries and regions in Central Asia, South Asia, West Asia and Europe.
The goods transported by China-Europe freight trains have expanded from drilling equipment to nine major categories, including textiles, machinery and equipment, rubber products, electronic products, automobiles and parts.
In December 2015, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine officially approved Xi'an to be a designated port for imported grain. In February 2017, the first China-Europe freight train carrying wheat from Kazakhstan arrived in Xi'an. By Wednesday, the China-Europe freight trains had brought back altogether 150,000 tons of high-quality grain, oil and food.
(Compiled by Cui Yijia)