eChinaJOBs APP Download

History of Daqing

By Add your comment Newsletter

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • WeChat
  • Email
  • More sharing

Until the Qing Dynasty, the area now known as Daqing was a reasonably insignificant place, known only as a hunting ground due to its wetland and prairies, and consequently it remained unsettled. It grew slightly after Russia constructed the Chinese Eastern Railway through the area with a stop at Saertu. In 1904, a village called Anda was established at Daqing. It was not until 1959 that oil was discovered in the region as part of the large scale oil exploration put into motion across the Songliao Basin. Shortly before the 10th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, oil was found and the city began to morph into the Daqing we know today. In 1979 it was named Daqing, which literally means 'Great Celebration'.

For the latest China related news and stories sent right to your phone follow our WeChat account:



The use of any news and articles published on without written permission from constitutes copyright infringement, and legal action can be taken.

You might also be interested in

  • Daqing’s First Ice Festival will be held From Jan 3 to Feb 16

    From January 3 to February 16 Daqing will host its first every Ice Festival and will be hosted in the Daqing Olympic Stadium.

  • Longfeng Wetland Park in Daqing to Open to Public October 1

    The Longfeng Wetland Park in the city of Daqing is scheduled to open to the public on October 1. Tourists can visit the wetland museum, a wetland theme park, Dragon Island.

  • 2013 China International Beer Festival Comes to Daqing Jul 12-26

    The 2013 China International Beer Festival will be coming to Daqing from July 12-26, and will be held at the Manhaway Hotel.

  • Daqing Transport - Introduction

    Daqing is a city known for its oil-based and well developed economy. In 2009, Daqing’s Sa’ertu Airport opened for public use and also introduced better, convenient travelling for locals and tourists alike. Daqing is a convenient city no matter if you are traveling by plane, train, or ...

  • Labor force

    Human Resource Overview By the end of 2006, Daqing had 150,000 professional technicians of various kinds, in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural development, culture and education, architecture and building materials sectors. The Daqing Oilfield Company jointly runs university ...

  • Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

    In 2006, postal and telecommunications revenues totaled 2.24 billion RMB including 0.26 billion RMB of postal revenue, up by 5.3% and 1.98 billion RMB of telecommunications revenue, up by 12.0%. At the end of 2006, the number of local telephone users, mobile phone users and internet users totaled ...

0 Comments ( Add your comment )

No one has commented on this article

Add your comment

All comments are subject to moderation by staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate. Please use the Classifieds to advertise your business and unrelated posts made merely to advertise a company or service will be deleted.

Please login to add a comment. Click here to login immediately.

Most Read in eChinacities

This week This month

Living in China

Hot Jobs