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History of Harbin

Human settlement in the Harbin area can be traced back to 2200 BC (late Stone Age), though the area probably hasn' t enjoyed continuous settlement between then and now.Read more>>

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Harbin Transport - Introduction HOT

As one of the largest cities in northeast China, Harbin enjoys excellent transportation links to and from the city. What's more, Harbin is also one of China's gateways into Siberia, Russia and northeast Asia, making it an invaluable "hinge" for ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Most office buildings in Harbin are concentrated in the Nangang and Daoli Districts which both have convenient transportation and are short distances to government offices. Mixed-use residential/commercial buildings are common office locations in Harbin for small to medium-sized companies, as rents are relatively low. The overall vacancy rate ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview Harbin has a number of first class colleges and universities, such as the eminent Harbin Institute of Technology and the Harbin Engineering University. The Harbin Institute of Technology contributed a lot to the successful launch of the Chinese spaceship Shen Zhou V. There are now 36 universities in Harbin, as well as 8 ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

In 2006, postal and telecommunications revenues reached 12.11 billion RMB including 680 million RMB in postal revenues and 11.4 billion RMB in telecom revenues. There were 2.54 million households of local telephone users, 3.76 million mobile phone users and 2.14 million households of internet users. ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Harbin Government http://www.harbin.gov.cn/english/ ◎ Foreign Affairs Office of Harbin Municipal People' s Government http://www.hrbfao.gov.cn/public/AA/index.jsp ◎ Investment in Harbin of Northeast China http://harbin.northeast.gov.cn/ ◎ China Expat Harbin http://www.chinaexpat.com/city/harbin ◎ Invest Harbin http://www.hecpb.gov.cn/engli... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Preferential Policies for Foreign Investment Foreign investors in Harbin will enjoy not only the preferential polices stipulated by the state for foreign investment, but also the preferential policies for revitalization of the old Northeastern Industrial Base. Investors who invest in Harbin' s Development Zone will enjoy additional preferential ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

Foreign Trade Overview As the center of commerce and logistics of northeast China, Harbin has established economic and trade relationships with more than 100 countries and regions in the world. The Harbin Fair for Trade and Economic Cooperation has been successfully held for 16 years and has allowed Harbin to develop foreign trade and economic ... ...Read More>>

Harbin Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB 209.4 billion GDP per Capita: RMB21, 374 Economic Growth Rate: 13.5% Population: 4.73 million (urban) – 5.08 million (rural) FDI: US$403 million Annual Average Wage: RMB16, 292 Government Effectiveness Rating: 104th 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 41st Economic Overview Harbin, the capital of ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

1. Investment Catalogue for Foreign Investment Foreign investors are encouraged to invest in Harbin in accordance with ''The Guide Catalogue for Foreign-funded Enterprises'' stipulated by the state and combined with the Strategy for Revitalizing the Old Industrial Base in Northeastern China. Attention should be drawn to the following ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Harbin Development Zone The Harbin Development Zone (HDZ) consists of the Harbin Economic and Technological Development Zone and the Harbin High and New Technological Development Zone (both at the national level). As branches of the Harbin Working Committee and Harbin Municipality, the Working Committee and the Administrative Committee of the ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Urban Development Planning In its central city area, Harbin plans to optimize space allocation, develop its modern service industries and create high-end service clusters, while preserving the area' s cultural heritage. The city will also focus on developing advanced manufacturing and logistics to build an advanced manufacturing cluster in the ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads In recent years, the road transport grid has developed rapidly in Harbin. Key projects including the Songhua River Road Bridge, the Beijing-Harbin highway, the Harbin-Acheng highway, the Harbin-Yabuli road, the airport expressway and the second ring road have all been completed and by the end of 2005, the total mileage of road-bed reached ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Power supply: Electric power consumption in the urban areas of Harbin reached 7.158 billion kwh in 2006, of which 1.52 billion kwh was consumed for urban residential use. Water supply: Harbin has abundant water resources and good water quality with annual water supply capacity of 321 million cubic meters, of which 215 million cubic meters is ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Zhang Xiaolian Municipal Departments • Harbin Municipal People' s Government Add: 1 Shiji Dadao, Songbei District, Harbin Postcode: 150028 Tel: 0451-84664555 • Harbin Economic Commission Add: 1 Shiji Dadao, Songbei District, Harbin Postcode: 150028 Tel: 0451-84664163 • Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Harbin, situated in the center of the Northeast Asian Economic Region, is the largest metropolis along the interior Chinese border and an important connection point on the Eurasian continental bridge. Heilongjiang Province has a 3,040 kilometers long borderline with Russia and Harbin acts as an important connecting point ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Harbin is one of the important industrial bases in China. After continuous construction over the past 50 years, five pillar industries have been formed, including the automotive sector, electronics and information technology, the electro-mechanical sector, foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals. Harbin has 38 categorized industries and more than 4,000 ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 424.34 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 20,030 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 12.3% (2011) • Resident Population: 10.63 million (2011) • Unemployment Rate: 3% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 99.9% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The total area of the city is 53.1 thousand square kilometers of which 7086 square kilometers is urban. In 2010, the resident population of Harbin was 10.63 million. Males are 5.4 million, 50.85% of the total resident population and females are 5.2 million, 49.15% of the total resident population. There are 47 ethnic groups living in Harbin ... ...Read More>>

Harbin Nightlife HOT

Harbin has plenty of options for those looking for a night on the town: coffeehouses, teahouses, KTVs, Western-style bars and other late-night venues, attributable to the Western influence in the city. Many head to Guogeli Dajie, a street that is dotted ...... Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Harbin' s legendarily cold winters last for several months – snowfall begins in November but thermometers regularly dip below 0C as late as April. The lowest temperature recorded here is a petrifying -38C but the January average minimum is around -24C (-11F). Summer averages a cool 20.C which has made it a popular resort with people ... ...Read More>>

Harbin Transport - Bus HOT

Large busses and a fleet of mini-busses run from around 05:30 or 06:00 with the network shutting down between 19:00-21:30. The routes are quite comprehensive and cost between 1 RMB (city area) and 2 RMB (urban area). Visitors are warned to prepare their fare before boarding as the busses are now entirely self-service. Harbin has two tourist bus ... ...Read More>>

Harbin Entertainment Overview HOT

Most visitors to Harbin come in the winter, to experience the famous festivals: the Ice Lantern Garden Party and Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. These events are spectacular showcases of ice-art and a time for celebration across the whole of the ...... Read More>>

Harbin Shopping Areas HOT

Central Street of Harbin 中央大街 One of the main commercial streets in Harbin, this 1.4-km-long street is a genuine museum of European architectural styles, including Baroque and Byzantine façades, blending Eastern and Western traditions. This ...... Read More>>

Things to buy in Harbin HOT

ChangBai Mountain Wild Ginseng (Panax) 长白山野山参 Sable Fur 貂皮 Pilose Antler 鹿茸 Agate 玛瑙 Wild houtou mushroom 猴头 Harbin Sausage 香肠 ChangBai Mountain Wild Ginseng (Panax) 长白山野山参 Ginseng is a famous root known for its medicinal ...... Read More>>

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