Harbin is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang province. It is in the northeast part of the country and holds a sub-provincial administrative status. The city serves as an important gateway in Sino-Russian trade today. It contains a sizable population of the Russian diaspora.
This place is famous for its standard Mandarin pronunciation. There is a common saying, ‘If you want to study the Chinese language, go to China. If you want to study Mandarin, go to Beijing. If you want to study standard Mandarin, go to Harbin.’
The economy of the city.
The city has been voted “China Top Tourist City” by China National Tourism Administration in 2004. On 22nd June 2010, it was named as a “City of Music” by the UN. It was considered as “Capital of Fashion” during the early parts of the 20th century. The new designs reached this city from Paris and Moscow before going to other parts of the country.
This small fishing village has finance from the Russian empire for transformation. The design of the city is by a Polish architect to make it one of the most modern cities in the country. It has the highest GDP in the province. It has the most nutrient-rich soil in the country.
This city has an annual ice festival, one of the four largest ice and snow festivals in the world.
This city one of the favorites places for Foreign Direct Investment in the country.
Main Industries in Harbin.
Power generation and transmission is the primary industry here. It has the second-largest production of steam turbines in the world. This city has the second-biggest pharma company in the country.