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Train to Tehran winds along Silk Road into West Asia

  1. The container train will cover a journey of 10,399 km in its maiden journey to West Asia in 14 days.
  2. It will exit China through Alataw Pass in western China’s Xinjiang province, and then pass through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan before heading for the Iranian capital.
  3. Yiwu is already connected by trains that head for Duisburg in Germany and Madrid.
  4. The new train is part of China’s ‘Silk Road’ plan to increase its influence in Eurasia through infrastructure development and economic exchanges.
  5. That are lacking in development but rich in natural resources and geopolitical importance.

China recently flagged of its first direct freight train to Iran from its trading hub of Yiwu, in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang.

  1. The container train will cover a journey of 10,399 km in its maiden journey to West Asia in 14 days.
  2. It will exit China through Alataw Pass in western China’s Xinjiang province, and then pass through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan before heading for the Iranian capital.
  3. Yiwu is already connected by trains that head for Duisburg in Germany and Madrid.
  4. The new train is part of China’s ‘Silk Road’ plan to increase its influence in Eurasia through infrastructure development and economic exchanges.
  5. That are lacking in development but rich in natural resources and geopolitical importance.
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