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Northeast China

A language lost

When Ji Jinlu, 66, was a boy, he was unable to speak Putonghua until he went to school at age nine. Today he has hardly anyone to talk to in his native tongue.

Monday, 29 August, 2011, 12:00am

Talent pool

Top accounting firm seeks locals for its office in far-flung province

A big-name accounting firm has chosen to expand its mainland presence by opening an office in a faraway northeastern province.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Bank staff charged in theft of 540m yuan

Forty-six bank staff in northeast China have been charged with embezzling 540 million yuan from the Jilin Construction Bank and gambling away the money.

The case, one of the biggest on the mainland since 1949, came to light in the summer of 2001 but the suspects were only detained last July.

2 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Rust-belt revival a priority for plenum

Leaders are planning a strategy to boost the northeast's stagnant economy

Reviving the fortunes of the nation's industrial rust belt in the northeast is set to dominate a meeting of Communist Party leaders later this month.

1 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Network gets thumbs up

Vice-mayors from 25 cities in northeastern China and Inner Mongolia have agreed to establish a transport network to link warehouses, transport hubs and ports in the region.

Xinhua (the New China News Agency) said the vice-mayors met in the port city of Dalian to put new life into the economy of northeast China and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

11 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

City leaders plan revival as hub of northeast Asia

LAGGING behind the coastal cities by more than a decade in opening up to foreign investors, Harbin is determined to reclaim its position as the international commercial hub of northeast Asia.

The capital of Heilongjiang province and one of China's biggest heavy industrial bases, Harbin is struggling to break free of the influence of the planned economy.

14 Apr 1994 - 12:00am