and China Wednesday launched a new cargo train route linking the Belgian
city of Liege, some 100 km southeast of Brussels, to Zhengzhou, the
capital city of China’s Henan province.
The train service is scheduled to run once a week initially, and the
frequency is expected to rise in the future.
The first cargo train route between China and Belgium was launched in
June last year, connecting China’s Daqing city to Zeebrugge Port,
followed by the second one in May this year, linking north China’s
Tangshan City to Antwerp Port.
Pierre-Yves Jeholet, vice president of Wallonia, along with He Jinping,
vice-governor of the Henan province, said at the launching press
conference in Liege, "We have every interest in turning to China and
having close, strong relationships, and we must see this as an
opportunity and a necessity."
Jeholet said Wallonia is encouraging the region’s large exporters and
small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) alike to export more products
"This railway link is that together we are able to make such projects,"
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the
friendly relationship between Henan province and Wallonia, He noted,
stressing that the route denotes a new phase of development between the