Culture-themed China-Europe freight train leaves Xi'an for Kazakhstan

(People's Daily Online) 17:14, April 11, 2023

A China-Europe freight train loaded with intangible cultural heritage works recently left for Kazakhstan from Xi'an International Port in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The first China-Europe cultural freight train departs from Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province to the North Kazakhstan Region in Kazakhstan. (Photo/Li Zhiqiang)

The intangible cultural heritage works, including painted scarves, shadow puppets and paper cutting works, together with paintings by children in Xi'an and letters conveying friendship, will be distributed to local women and children in the North Kazakhstan Region.

At the launch of the train, an activity was held for Kazakh students studying in China to experience Chinese intangible cultural heritage items, including embroidery, knotted buttons, face masks, clay figurines, shadow puppets, paper cutting artworks and sachets.

"The activity will provide a new platform for women and children from countries and regions along the Belt and Road to exchange ideas, build emotional connections and strengthen cooperation," said Xue Linli, chairwoman of the women's federation in Xi'an.

By March 21, the Chang'an China-Europe freight trains had made 1,006 trips this year. The number of trips made by the trains, the cargo transport volume and the overall ratio of laden containers on departure and return trips are among the highest in the country.

(Web editor: Hongyu, Liang Jun)


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