Monday, October 13, 2008


Zhaodong is a Chinese city of more than 100,000 inhabitants. It is located in Suihua, Heilongjiang. It should not be confused with the town of Zhaotong, located in Yunnan.

Yichun, Heilongjiang

Yichun is a prefecture-level city on the Songhua river north of Tieli in Heilongjiang province in Northeastern China. It is surrounded by forests and had 803,700 inhabitants in 2001.


Tieli is a Chinese county-level city in Yichun prefecture, Heilongjiang province. It has approximately 273,000 inhabitants.


Suihua is a prefecture-level city in Heilongjiang province of the People's Republic of China. Shuihua is about 100 km from Harbin. Suihua is in the southern half of Heilongjiang.

Suihua is affected by poverty in a degree that clearly is more than average among Chinese cities.

Suifenhe City

Suifenhe City or Sui-fen-ho City (Chinese: 绥芬河市, pinyin Suifēnhé Shì, is a city in Mudanjiang prefecture, Heilongjiang, China situated where the former Chinese Eastern Railway crosses the Russian border. It shares the name of the Suifenhe River.

The Environmental Investigation Agency conducted an investigation in February 2008, in the illegal logging of Russian wood, which was taking place in Suifenhe. The main supplier of the wood,Wal-Mart, has recently acknowledged that the practice in Suifenhe is illegal, under Russian law, and has committed to end all illegal sales of wood in six years.


Shuangyashan is a coal-mining city in the eastern part of China's Heilongjiang province.

The city has approximately 600,000 inhabitants in the urban area, and approximately 1,500,000 including the surrounding countryside and suburbs.

Shuangyashan is the end of the Haerbin to Shuangyashan railway spur link. 15 hours from Haerbin by train, and 90 minutes from the next large Provincial town Jiamusi. A modern freeway connects the town to Jiamusi over a distance of 57km. There is a modern coach service as well which does this trip in approximately 45 minutes.


Shuangyashan is surrounded by small mountains, and a large park based around one of these mountains forms a major feature of the outdoor life of the town. During the winter, this pine- and elm-covered mountain forms a lovely area for hiking and general snow play. In summer, the cool Heilongjiang summer, and the very long northern days make this a wonderful area to spend the days.


Shangzhi is a county-level city located in the southeast of Heilongjiang province,China. It is 127 kilometres away from the provincial capital Harbin and has an area of approximately 9,000 square kilometres. The town has a population of around 120,000 and the whole county has approximately 600,000 inhabitants.

The city of Shangzhi was once called Zhuhe . It was developed during the years of in the late Qing dynasty, and was renamed to Shangzhi to commemorate the anti-Japanese war hero Zhao Shangzhi in 1946.

The most famous place in Shangzhi is the Yabuli Skiing Centre - the largest in Asia and 3rd largest in the world.

Famous people

ZHAO Shangzhi, Commander of the Northeast Anti-Japan United Army during World War II. A well-known national hero who devoted his life to the Northeastern struggle against Japanese occupation. He was captured and beheaded after a traitor leaked his whereabouts to the Japanese.
ZHAO Yiman, A well-known national heroine who was killed by the Japanese invaders because she refused to leak the secrets about communist operations.
, captain of Women's Basketball National Team in the 1980s