An aerial photo of Lianyungang Port in east China's Jiangsu Province. Since the China-Kazakhstan logistics terminal was put into operation there in 2014 and the first freight train departed from Lianyungang to Kazakhstan in February 2015, the port has been playing a pivotal role in connecting East Asia with Central Asia and Europe, offering an attractive alternative for the flow of trade between the three regions. Photo: Xinhua
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An aerial photo of Lianyungang Port in east China's Jiangsu Province. Since the China-Kazakhstan logistics terminal was put into operation there in 2014 and the first freight train departed from Lianyungang to Kazakhstan in February 2015, the port has been playing a pivotal role in connecting East Asia with Central Asia and Europe, offering an attractive alternative for the flow of trade between the three regions. Photo: Xinhua
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