Harbin is a major city in far-north China, with a population of 10 million and over 4 million in the city center. Harbin serves as a key political, economic, scientific, cultural and communications hub in Northeast China. And it is influenced a lot by Russia, especially in architecture and food. Harbin is striving hard towards becoming the key trade and shopping center of the region. The city is located in one of the fastest growing regions in the world and can take advantage of the abundance of natural resources, reliable transportation system and plenty of human resources. The famous domestic companies in Harbin are Sansei Pharmaceutical, Kui Hua Yao Ye, Shi Yi Tang and so on. Foreign companies include JPMorgan from the USA, HSBC from Great Britain, Societe Generale from France, Dalaware Consulting International from Belgium and so on.
Famous People and Education in Harbin: Li Bingbing, Kong Qingdong, Li Ao, Kong Linghui
Lots of famous people are born in Harbin, such as famous actress Li Bingbing, writer Kong Qingdong, Li Ao and so on. The famous Ping-Pong ball player KONG Linghui is also born in Harbin.
As Harbin serves as an important military industrial base after PRC’s foundation, it is home to several key universities and colleges in China, including Harbin Institute of Technology and former Harbin Military Academy of Engineering. Soviet experts played an important role in plenty of education projects in this period. However, due to the possible war with the Soviet Union, several colleges were moved southwards to Changsha, Chongqing and several other southern cities in China in the 1960s. Some of these colleges were removed to Harbin in the 1970s.
City Life and Bars in Harbin: Xidazhi Street, Babyface, Banana, Blue’s, CoCo Club, Earth Club
In Harbin, people often start the night at a cheap Shaokao or Hotpot restaurant with some bottles of Hapi, the typical and local beer in Harbin. After that, there are dozens of small bars and some café for you to chatting with each other and have fun.
Many clubs in Harbin have table minimums. But you have to get around this sales tactic by saying that you just want to have a look around(wo yao xian kan kan). Famous clubs include Box Town on the Xidazhi Street, Babyface, Banana, Blue’s, CoCo Club, Earth Club, Yes and so on. Most of the bars are clustered around the universities and tourist districts. The campus of Harbin Institute of Technology is surrounded by many small and cozy bars. Among them the most famous one is Sky Bar/Café