In this June 8, 2016 photo, staff members examine a China-Europe container train at Suzhou West Railway Station in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Sun Can / Xinhua)
BEIJING – Trade and investment have steadily grown with Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, a Chinese commerce official said Monday.
The share of China-CEE trade in China's overall trade with Europe expanded to 9.8 percent in 2016.
Zhou Xiaoyan, Ministry of Commerce, China
China-CEE trade increased to US$58.7 billion last year from US$43.9 billion in 2010, Zhou Xiaoyan, head of the department of European affairs with the Ministry of Commerce, said at a press conference.
The share of China-CEE trade in China's overall trade with Europe expanded to 9.8 percent in 2016, said Zhou.
China's investment in CEE countries has accumulated to more than US$8 billion, covering machinery, chemical, telecom, new energy and other industries, according to Zhou.
Meanwhile, 16 CEE countries have invested over US$1.2 billion in China, she told reporters.
An investment and trade expo for China and CEE countries will be held in Ningbo of eastern China's Zhejiang Province from June 8 to 12, highlighting the Belt and Road development and economic cooperation.
China has signed documents on Belt and Road cooperation with 13 of the 16 CEE countries, Zhou added.
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