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Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London

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„After 16 days and 7,456 miles, the locomotive’s arrival heralds the dawn of a new commercial era.

When the East Wind train rumbles into east London this week, it will be full of socks, bags and wallets for London’s tourist souvenir shops, as well as the dust and grime accumulated through eight countries and 7,456 miles.

The train – made up of 34 wagons – will be the first to make the 16-day journey from Yiwu in east China to Britain, reviving the ancient trading Silk Road route and shunting in a new era of UK-China relations.“

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/14/china-silk-road-trade-train-rolls-london

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http://www.manager-magazin.de/politik/konjunktur/welt-handelsindex-handel-zwischen-usa-und-china-schiesst-in-die-hoehe-a-1130217.html