Report: Chinese trains departed for Europe mostly empty

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HONG KONG — Europe-bound intermodal trains originating in China may have dozens of empty boxes in an attempt to secure Chinese-government subsidies, the South China Daily News's Inkstone News website reports.

An Inkstone reporter cites, but does not link to, an article by the Chinese Business Journal for its information.

The website report details one train that carried one loaded container among 41.

China's state-run rail system has apparently admitted to the empty moves, but claims that the problem has been fixed since 2018, when no more than 10% of cargo space on a train was permitted to be empty.

Cross-continent trains connecting East Asia with Western Europe are part of China's Belt and Road initiative to build political and economic standing with other countries in the region.

More information is available online. 
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