First container train links China to Middle East
Updated: 2016-01-29 08:34
Crowds gather around the first regular container train linking China to the Middle East pulls at the railway station of Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang province, Jan 28, 2016. [Photo/CFP]
There are currently about 4,000 Middle Eastern businessmen living in Yiwu and more than 180 companies set up by Middle Eastern investors. The city witnessed 58.3 billion yuan ($8.8 billion) of exports to the Middle East in 2015.