• Scientific and Technological Innovation Town


    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


    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


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

  • Resident Income


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.