A second batch of 245 Chinese officers and soldiers departed on Wednesday from northeast China's Harbin City for Mali in a peacekeeping mission.
Four highways linking Beijing to Shanghai, Daqing to Guangzhou, Beijing to Harbin, and Beijing to Pinggu were temporarily closed due to the smog.
The 40th Harbin Ice Lantern Garden Party held its opening ceremony at Zhaolin Park on Dec 30, 2013, according to China News.
The first ice film screening, part of the ice lantern show, took place on Jan 13.
A promotion conference hosted by the Harbin-Hong Kong-Macau-Taiwan Economic Development Promotion Association was held on Jan 8.
The service zone for the Harbin department of motor vehicles was put into use recently.
More and more visitors visited Harbin to experience its ice and snow festival recently as with the temperatures going down recentlyin the city have been dropping.
Eight temporary trains from Harbin to Wuchang, Jiamusi and Suihua will be added for 'chunyun', the travel rush period around Spring Festival, according to the Harbin railway administration.
Harbin’s Xiangfang district is bringing city administration into the digital age, establishing the first WeChat city administration monitoring platform in Heilongjiang province.
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.