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  • Scientific and Technological Innovation Town

    2013-05-24

    The Scientific and Technological Innovation Town, located in the Songbei district of Harbincapital of China’s northeast Heilongjiang province, is sometimes called the Intelligence Valley of North China.

  • Market Price

    2013-05-23

    In 2011, the total consumer price index was 105.6. The commodity price index of eight kinds of goods showed a tendency noted as “six kinds of increases and two kinds of decreases”.

  • Resident Consumption

    2013-05-23

    With the improvement of living conditions, the consumption expenditure of urban and rural residents has been on the increase.

  • Resident Income

    2013-05-23

    The income of urban and rural residents increased significantly last year. In 2011, urban per capita disposable income topped 20,000 yuan ($3,225) to 20,031 yuan, an increase of 14.1 percent.

  • Financial Instruments

    2013-05-23

    In 2011, Harbin's deposits in financial institutions totaled 655.19 billion yuan, 9.5 percent more than the beginning of the year. The loan balance reached 487.33 billion yuan ($78.5 billion), up 18.8 percent compared with the beginning of 2011.

  • Tourism

    2013-05-23

    In Harbin, there are 54 A-level tourism areas and scenic spots, 12 S-level ski resorts, 91 star-rated hotels and 288 travel agencies.

  • ForeignTrade and Investment

    2013-05-23

    Harbin's foreign trade has expanded to 165 countries and regions around the world. In 2011, its import and export value reached $5.12 billion, an increase of 16.6 percent.

  • Domestic Trade

    2013-05-23

    With the development of the nation’s economy and the rise of citizen income, Harbin urban markets are thriving and stable. The total retail sales of social consumer goods reached 207.04 billion yuan ($33.4 billion).

Harbin provides shady houses for its sanitation workers

As the weather gets far hotter and stuffier, the city of Harbin has begun an activity to encourage residential communities and organizations to care for sanitation workers, who have to toil under summer heat.