10 April 2017 Current Affairs: The first rail freight service from the UK to China will depart on a 7,500-mile journey from Essex today.
Thirty containers will carry British goods including whisky, soft drinks, vitamins and pharmaceuticals.
The train will travel over 7,500 miles to reach Yiwu, a famed wholesale market town in the eastern province of Zhejiang, 17 days later.
The train will pass through seven countries - France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan - before arriving on April 27.
UK Prime Minister:- Theresa May
China Prime Minister:- Li Keqiang