The first direct air route from Harbin to Europe, flight U6856, launched its maiden flight, departing Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport at 1:37 pm on Aug 28 and arriving at Harbin Taiping International Airport.
China Eastern Airlines opened a new round-trip flight between Shanghai and Heihe, Heilongjiang’s border port city on July 10.
A more comprehensive cooperation between China's Heilongjiang province and Russia was called for by Lu Hao, governor of Heilongjiang on Friday.
The China Harbin International Scientific and Technological Achievements Fair has been held every two years since 2006.
The city will focus on green and organic food processing and baked and instant foods, milk, dairy products, and fermentation products, and is expected to have an annual growth of 25 percent in output, by 2016.
The Shuangcheng food base will develop baked and instant foods, milk, dairy products, and fermentation products and is expected to have annual output growth above 25 percent, by 2016.
Harbin will breathe more life into its counties by building industrial parks and letting major companies take the lead in county economic development. Industrial output value in counties is expected to hit 130 billion yuan.
The city will single out the downtown area for commercial real estate development, creative industry, finance, tourism, culture, and education.
The Tonghe government spends one million yuan on cultural and sports activities every year to improve the living standard of Tonghe residents.
The Harbin government has issued new guidance to promote the integration of industrial development in the city's rural areas.
The Harbin city government will allocate 1 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) to a fund for supporting the industrial development of its New District.
Harbin will make great efforts to develop an innovation-driven agricultural sector and accelerate the upgrading of its agricultural industrial structure, according to a plan released recently.