China's eastern port city of Xiamen will open a freight train service to Moscow on April 21, according to a meeting Thursday.
The train will go via the cities of Nanchang, Nanjing, Jinan and Jinzhou, and pass Manzhouli Port before entering Russia.
It will take 13 to 14 days to finish the journey, which stretches 10,920 km to Moscow.
The freight service will be operated by Xiamen Haicang Investment Group.
The Xiamen-Moscow freight train service will boost the opening up of Xiamen and China-Russia trade, and contribute to the Belt and Road Initiative.
Xiamen has active trade with Russia. In 2016, exports from Xiamen to Russia reached about 5 billion yuan (727 million U.S. dollars), and imports from Russia were 1.9 billion yuan.
The 2017 BRICS Summit will be held in Xiamen in September.