Ice festival opens in Harbin
Updated : 2013-04-29
By ( chinadaily.com.cn )
The 28th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival held its grand opening ceremony at the Harbin Convention and Exhibition Center in the capital city of Heilongjiang province on January 5.
The audience enjoyed a spectacular show by Chinese and Russian performers at the opening ceremony.
As Harbin is very close to Russia, the winter event is also a key part of China's "2012 tourism year of Russia", a campaign run by China and Russia to promote tourism. In return, Russia will host a "tourism year of China" in 2013.
During the snow festival, top class ice and snow artwork will be exhibited. Film festivals and group wedding ceremonies will also be held on ice.
People in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, paid tribute to five firefighters killed while trying to put out a warehouse blaze in the city on Jan 2.
The city of Harbin in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province will blacklist companies delaying payment of migrant farmers’ wages.
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.
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.