Bilateral cooperation and exchanges in high technology and related industries have been the focus during the ongoing China-Russia Exposition in Harbin, capital of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province.
A more comprehensive cooperation between China's Heilongjiang province and Russia was called for by Lu Hao, governor of Heilongjiang on Friday.
There is high hope of boosted China-Russia trade after construction began on Wednesday of a railway bridge, the first of its kind, to span the two countries' border over the Heilong River.
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.
Harbin has issued a guideline to promote the rapid and sound development of its advertising industry.
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.