BEIJING – Chinese authorities have released a guideline on speeding up cold-chain logistics and transportation, pledging efforts to improve infrastructure network and push upgrading of technological equipment. 

China will optimize the layout of cold-chain facilities at hub ports and improve the network of cold-chain transportation facilities for the production and sales of goods, according to a guideline jointly released by several government agencies including the Ministry of Transport. 

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Further efforts will be made to promote the development of cold-chain transportation tools and advance the application of intelligent temperature control facilities and equipment, the guideline noted. 

It also detailed measures to cultivate backbone enterprises of cold-chain transportation and enhance service capabilities of cross-border cold-chain logistics. 

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The guideline is aimed at ensuring the safety of food circulation, reducing waste in food circulation, promoting consumption upgrades and cultivating new growth points.