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.
The autumn schedule for power grid maintenance in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province concluded on Oct 30.
The High People’s Court of Heilongjiang province officially launched Thunderbolt Action.
About 10 government departments in Daoli district, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, carried out joint enforcement June 1 to remove more than 20 illegal constructions with a total area of over 2000 square meters to advance an expropriation project.
Harbin has seen a dramatic reduction in traffic congestion, according to statistics released by Amap, a Chinese navigation service provider.