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  • Heilongjiang passes law to protect region’s intangible cultural heritage


    Heilongjiang province's first law to protect the region's intangible cultural heritage will take effect on Oct 1.

  • Opinions from the fourth session of the 14th Harbin People’s Congress


    At the second plenary session of the fourth session of the 14th Harbin People’s Congress, delegates offered advice and suggestion for the city’s development and people’s livelihood.

  • Harbin developing education for 2015


    The city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province announced on a video-conference on educational reforms, in Harbin on Feb 2, that it plans to combine the educational resources in its various districts to give students more choices.

  • 1,356 Harbin officials punished for violating rules in 2014


    A total of 1,356 officials in Harbin received punishment for violating rules in 2014, according to a press briefing held by Harbin Municipal Party Commission of Discipline Inspection and the city’s Bureau of Supervision on Jan 29.

  • Harbin people enjoy happy life last year


    The Happiness Index of Harbin residents in 2014 stood at 89.1 percent, which means more than 89 out of every 100 residents feel happy about their lives in the city.

  • Harbin to provide better service for elderly residents


    The city of Harbin, capital city of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, will provide better service for elderly people in 2015, Zhao Hongjun, head of the city’s civil affairs department, said in an interview during the city’s ongoing annual “Two Ses

  • Harbin city to blacklist companies over salary delay


    The city of Harbin in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province will blacklist companies delaying payment of migrant farmers’ wages.

  • Hong Kong student trip to Harbin starts Dec 24


    More than 800 students from Hong Kong will have a five-day high-speed train trip from Shenzhen in Guangdong province, to Harbin on Dec 26.

  • Harbin freight express adds insulated vans


    Freight express X405 added an insulated van to help transport fresh fruit and vegetables from Hada Market in Harbin to Mohe county, where temperatures usually run between minus 30 C to minus 40 C, on Dec 24.

  • Harbin makes Forbes China list of top tourism cities


    The city of Harbin was listed as one of the 30 most developed cities for tourism in the Chinese mainland by Forbes China on Dec 15.

  • Harbin cuts real estate agency fees


    The price range of real-estate agency fees was cut down to no more than 0.5 percent, according to an official document released by the housing bureau and the development and reform commission of Harbin on Dec 10.

  • Harbin welcomes logistics project


    With an investment of 5 billion yuan ($805 million) from Zhejiang Transfer Group, the first intelligent highway port logistics project in Heilongjiang province settled in the capital city of Harbin on Dec 9.

  • Harbin's Russia proximity creates e-commerce success


    Harbin, the capital of Northeast China'sHeilongjiang province, is building a "cloud valley" in an attempt to seize Internet technology opportunities.

  • Third Harbin Employment and Entrepreneurship Fair ends


    The third Harbin Employment and Entrepreneurship Fair came to an end at the Human Resource Center in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, on Nov 16.

  • Heilongjiang renews household registration system


    Around 5.1 million rural people living near Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, can now remove agricultural identity in their household registration after the provincial government announced system changes, on Nov 3.

  • Harbin modern agriculture leads grain production ahead


    According to the agriculture committee in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, the total grain output of Harbin will surpass 17.5 billion kilograms this year.

  • Harbin adds new river port


    The city of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, added Shuangcheng River Port to its port area, according to the city’s transportation bureau on Nov 4.

  • Harbin builds world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant


    With an investment of 1.4 billion yuan ($228.86 million), the largest plant utilizing straw for cellulosic ethanol biofuels in the world is under construction in Hulan district, Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, according to Harbin Daily on Oct 27

  • Harbin medical specialists fly to Liberia


    Two medical specialists of Harbin flew to Monrovia, capital of Liberia, to help against the Ebola virus under the appointment of the Heilongjiang Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission on Oct 16.

  • Harbin residents get heating at home


    The city of Harbin, capital of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, started to provide heat for its residents on Oct 20.

  • Harbin invests $4.2 billion in water ecological construction


    From 2014 to 2016, a total of 25.78 billion yuan ($4.2 billion) will be invested in Harbin water ecological projects, including 13.6 billion yuan on key demonstration projects.

  • Nestle launches dairy farming institute in Harbin


    Song Xibin, mayor of Harbin, attends the launching ceremony of Nestlé’s Dairy Farming Institute in Shunagchen, Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, on Oct 15.

  • Harbin railway helps deliver toothbrushes, cars


    From toothbrushes to cars, the express freight trains in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, can help people deliver parcels to 1,100 freight stations across the county.

  • Police crack down on traffic offenders


    The traffic administration has been cracking down on traffic offenses in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, as the city is stepping up efforts to become a national civilized city.

  • Heilongjiang pork re-enters Russian market


    A total of 800 tons of frozen pork produced by Wangkui Shuanghui, Great Northern Wilderness Food Co and Baoquanling Shuanghui Food Co were shipped in Dayao Bay in Dalian Port on Oct 12. The pork is expected to arrive at St Petersburg in Russia in 45 days.

University in Harbin innovates with courses for the elderly

A new course teaching senior citizens Karaoke singing is proving to be a hit at the Songshan Campus of Harbin University for the Aged.