Monday, October 13, 2008


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

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