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"Qilu" freight trains accelerate opening up of China's province under BRI

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 21, 2021 shows staff members of the China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. moving cargo for trains to Europe and other parts of Asia in Dongjiazhen Township of Jinan City, capital of east China's Shandong Province. The China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. has been boosting the business of its "Qilu" freight trains to Europe and other parts of Asia by steadily streamlining cargo flows in recent years. A total of 1,506 "Qilu" trains left Shandong in 2020, a year-on-year growth of 42.9 percent. These trains have served as "accelerators" to Shandong's opening up under the Belt and Road Initiative. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

Staff members of the China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. move cargo for trains to Europe and other parts of Asia in Dongjiazhen Township of Jinan City, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 21, 2021. The China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. has been boosting the business of its "Qilu" freight trains to Europe and other parts of Asia by steadily streamlining cargo flows in recent years. A total of 1,506 "Qilu" trains left Shandong in 2020, a year-on-year growth of 42.9 percent. These trains have served as "accelerators" to Shandong's opening up under the Belt and Road Initiative. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 21, 2021 shows staff members of the China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. moving cargo for trains to Europe and other parts of Asia in Dongjiazhen Township of Jinan City, capital of east China's Shandong Province. The China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. has been boosting the business of its "Qilu" freight trains to Europe and other parts of Asia by steadily streamlining cargo flows in recent years. A total of 1,506 "Qilu" trains left Shandong in 2020, a year-on-year growth of 42.9 percent. These trains have served as "accelerators" to Shandong's opening up under the Belt and Road Initiative. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)

A staff member (R) of the China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. process consignment documents for a cargo owner in Dongjiazhen Township of Jinan City, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Jan. 21, 2021. The China Railway Jinan Group Co., Ltd. has been boosting the business of its "Qilu" freight trains to Europe and other parts of Asia by steadily streamlining cargo flows in recent years. A total of 1,506 "Qilu" trains left Shandong in 2020, a year-on-year growth of 42.9 percent. These trains have served as "accelerators" to Shandong's opening up under the Belt and Road Initiative. (Xinhua/Wang Kai)