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First ‘Silk Road’ train from Britain leaves for China

STANFORD-LE-HOPE, United Kingdom: The first-ever freight train from Britain to China started its mammoth journey on Monday along a modern-day "Silk Road" trade route as Britain eyes new opportunities after it leaves the European Union. The 32-container train, around 600 metres (656 yards) long, left the vast London Gateway container port laden with whisky, soft drinks and baby products, bound for Yiwu on the east coast of China. It was seen off on its 18-day, 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) journey with a string quartet,…