Pakistan remains top trading partner for Guangxi for 5 years


NANNING, Feb. 1 (INP): The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Pakistan remained the biggest trading partner for south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region over the past five years, authorities said Monday.

As a gateway for cooperation between China and ASEAN, Guangxi’s total imports and exports to ASEAN economies grew to 568 billion yuan (92 billion U.S. dollars) from 2011 to 2015, accounting for almost half of the region’s total foreign trade, according to Nanning customs.

In terms of building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, Guangxi has expanded cooperation with ASEAN members, said Wang Yadong, deputy customs chief.

Currently, 35 regular container liner routes link Guangxi’s Beibu Gulf Port with ASEAN members. This January, direct flights began between Nanning and Nha Trang in Vietnam, the airport’s 17th ASEAN route.

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