The Harbin Ice Festival is one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals, along with Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival, Canada's Quebec City Winter Carnival, and Norway's Ski Festival.
Dubbed "Paris of the Orient", Harbin carries the post-Christmas joy right up to Lunar New Year.
An increasing number of Chinese consumers are travelling overseas to buy luxury items, such as cosmetics, watches and bags.
Seven people holding master's degrees began their jobs as sanitation workers this month in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province.
Being a wingless bird with a tuxedo doesn't automatically make you a penguin, but the whole cast of Angry Birds was in the frigid city of Harbin last.
A new high-speed railway linking China's major northeastern cities of Harbin and Dalian will begin operation on Saturday.
With temperatures below freezing and snow falling the length of the route, China's first high-speed rail line that runs a long distance through regions with extremely low temperatures started service on Saturday.
A theme park in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province started to collect ice and snow on Sunday for the creation of ice and snow sculptures.
Harbin will receive 700 million yuan per year to develop its winter central heating sector.
The first session of the 16th Harbin Municipal People's Congress outlined major progress that has been made and set forth ambitious plans.
Harbin issued a document to help Harbin enterprises apply modern information technologies.
Harbin recently issued three new policies to provide subsidies for qualifying businesses, in a bid to further stimulate economic development.