When a direct freight train line between China and Europe launched in March 2011, many believed it wouldn't last longer than a few years.
The 8,000 km trip followed a complicated route that snaked through Kazakhstan's mountains and Russia's prairies. It was far more expensive than long-established ocean freight services that had become the industry standard.
But 10 years on, the railway is now a desired way for companies to move goods between two of the world's biggest economies.
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