10 May 2016
Harbin (Heilongjiang) City Information
Major Economic Indicators (2014)
Harbin, the provincial capital, is located in the Harbin-Daqing-Qiqihar Industrial Corridor. Being the political, economic, scientific and cultural center of the Province, as well as an important industrial base of the nation, Harbin has the largest economy in Heilongjiang and ranked the 53rd most competitive city in China in 2014 by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Harbin is dubbed the “Oriental Moscow” or “Oriental Paris” because of the architecture in the city. It is also known as “Ice City” for its longest and coldest winter in China.
Harbin is designated as one of the regional logistic hubs in China. The Harbin Peace International Airport offers regular flights to Hong Kong and other mainland cities. Harbin is also easily accessible by train and highways.
The industry sector accounted for 23% of the GDP in 2014. Major industries include equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food processing and petrochemicals.
Harbin is famous for tourism which constitutes a significant part to the city’s service sector. Tourism attractions include “Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival”, one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals and Kitaiskaia St. In 2014, Harbin’s tourism earnings ranked the 23rd among all cities in China.
Major Industrial Parks / Development Zones
1. Harbin Economic & Technological Development Zone (state-level)
Target industries: Automobiles and auto parts, medicine, food, electronics, textiles
Major investors: Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon, Coca Cola, Pepsi
2. Harbin High & New Technology Industrial Development Zone (state-level)
Target industries: Opto-electro-mechanical, biotechnology, medicine, electronics and information technology
3. Harbin Limin Economic & Technological Development Zone (state-level) (哈爾濱利民經濟開發區)
Target industries: Bio-pharmaceuticals, food processing