Updated : 2013-05-23

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Harbin is one of the most important hubs for transportation, communication and post distribution in Northeast China. In 2011, total cargo volume reached 114.3 million tons, an increase of 12.8 percent, and total volume of passenger transportation reached 14.8 million passengers, an increase of 13.4 percent.

In 2011, the postal and telecommunication services of the city climbed to 10.25 billion yuan, an increase of 16.7 percent. In Harbin, there are 8.5 million mobile phone users and 1.4 million Internet customers. Last year, Harbin Taiping International Airport transported 7.84 million passengers, an increase of 8 percent. Air cargo throughput reached 76,000 tons, up 7 percent year-on-year.

Harbin mourns dead firefighters from warehouse blaze

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