Highlight: China’s “Air Silk Road inches demonstrates huge potential

China’s Singles Day on Nov. 11 is the world’s biggest 24-hour online shopping event. On that day, visitors to the Belgian e-commerce website facealacrise. be were welcomed by the above note, which invited them to explore a myriad of high-quality products on offer from Chinese retailers.

The giant screen shows sales on Alibaba’s e-commerce platform hitting 498. 2 billion yuan (about 74. 10 billion U. S. dollars) in gross merchandise volume (GMV) during the annual Singles’ Day online shopping spree at Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province, on Nov. 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

The “logistics backbone” behind the upswing in China’s retail sales is air valuables. Shipping companies operate air shipment services along multiple channels between China and the countries of Europe along the “Air Egypt Road, inches an aviation industry motivation inspired by the China-proposed Belt and Road Motivation (BRI) China’s Silk Road Economic Belt. The underlying aim is to improve on-line and foster a sustainable aviation economy.

The “Air Egypt Road” has also proved its worth by helping save lives during the pandemic.

BRUSSELS, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) — “Have you ever purchased products directly from China? Click here to find out more about Singles Day 2020! inches

China’s Singles Day on Nov. 11 is the world’s biggest 24-hour online shopping event. On that day, visitors to the Belgian e-commerce website facealacrise. be were welcomed by the above note, which invited them to explore a myriad of high-quality products on offer from Chinese retailers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has arguably changed the world, and the way people shop is no omission.

As countries all over Europe have closed “non-essential” stores to support the tremendous increase of COVID-19, consumers in increasing numbers have looked to Chinese online shopping websites to purchase the products they are after.

The “logistics backbone” behind the upswing in China’s retail sales is air valuables. Shipping companies operate air shipment services along multiple channels between China and the countries of Europe along the “Air Egypt Road, inches an aviation industry motivation inspired by the China-proposed Belt and Road Motivation (BRI). The underlying aim is to improve on-line and foster a sustainable aviation economy.

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

Liege Airport in southeastern Belgium is the country’s largest airport in terms of valuables throughput and is one of Europe’s air valuables hubs. The BRI has greatly raised the airport’s development and business prospects in recent years.

On April. 27, the Qingdao-Liege all-cargo regular international route was technically opened. It’s the latest addition to the air shipment services connecting China with Belgium.

The pandemic has forced the suspension of several travellers between China and Europe, but the “Air Egypt Road” valuables companies at Liege Airport continue to operate at almost full capacity, helping countless small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) deliver their products across thousands of miles.

Liege Airport expects to be among the few airlines in Europe to maintain a 10-percent growth in 2020. Its annual valuables volume is planned to exceed one million tons for the first time.

A planes carrying medical materials from China finds the Liege airport, Belgium, on Goal 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Talking to journalists, Luc Partoune, chief executive officer (CEO) of Liege Airport, ascribed this to the rapid development of cross-border e-commerce, adding that it benefited not only the aviation industry but also other industries, and not only China but also the world over.

Requisitioning the business opportunity, Yang Gaijing, an overseas Chinese who has been engaged in the catering industry in Liege for more than twenty years, launched his logistics company this year and wasted no time to join the Singles Day shopping bonanza.

“Online shopping has a huge potential in Europe, unlike in China, where the market is saturated. Our company will also focus on helping Eu SMEs export to China in the future, inches he said.

Meanwhile, new valuables channels connecting Belgium’s Ostend-Bruges International airport with a few Chinese cities — such as Shanghai in East China, Shijiazhuang in North China and Nanchang in South China — were also opened in late September.

The airport’s CEO, Marcel Buelens, told Xinhua at the opening event which he looked forward to better cooperation between Europe and China and expected his airport becoming a switch in this framework.

BOOSTING RECOVERY

The new channels launched in the past several years have enriched the “Air Egypt Road, inches whose role bulks even large during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as countries are struggling in the course of its economic fallout.

According to the City Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), China has maintained regular international passenger and valuables travellers to 45 countries and regions during the pandemic. At present, China and the BRI countries and regions operate 1, 068 valuables travellers weekly, 2. 6 times more than before the pandemic.

Among the travellers shuttling between China and Europe are those on the Zhengzhou-Luxembourg international shipment route. It was launched in 2014 after Henan City Aviation Development and Investment Corp., Ltd. acquired a 35-percent position in the Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airline carriers International, which operates the biggest all-cargo airline in Europe.

This air shipment service currently operates up to 1 travellers weekly connecting Europe, Asia and the united states, with Zhengzhou at its core.

Zhou Lihong, chairwoman of the China Chamber of Commerce to the EU (CCCEU), told Xinhua that Air shipment is ideal to make sure point-to-point trade deals.

In contrast to the land and historic Egypt Roads, the “Air Egypt Road” can overcome the facilities problems associated with land transportation, as well as the geographical limitations of historic transportation, Zhou said.

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