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Old 02-11-2013, 10:56 PM
 
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Wow, I figured you're American with the way you write. I agree with all of those things, especially the last one. I'm actually in 绵阳 right now for Spring Festival. Do you still live in China?
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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Wow, I figured you're American with the way you write. I agree with all of those things, especially the last one. I'm actually in 绵阳 right now for Spring Festival. Do you still live in China?
Mianyang is a nice city among smallers ones. Have you got used to the gloomy winter of Sichuan? I heard this year is not too bad though.
Now I'm in Boston.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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I'm just visiting the city for a couple weeks. The weather is actually a great improvement from where I work (Baicheng - Jilin). And I agree, I've been to around a dozen cities now and Mianyang is among my favorites. It's cheap, the food is delicious, and the landscape is much nicer than what I'm used to in dongbei.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Yes it is interesting. The architecture, influence in food.etc. Harbin used to have a large Russian community, expelled during the Communist revolution. There still is a small community hanging on. Russians are considered one of China's ethnic minorities, actually, and many have integrated quite well into Chinese society. Many Chinese are also moving into Asian Russia for the economic opportunity, and it will be interesting to see how the region evolves in the next few decades.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:23 AM
 
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I actually happened to stumble across a travel program on CCTV news which featured Harbin and it's Russian influences a few days ago, looks like it is quite a unique and interesting city.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:28 AM
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The countries of China and Russia have a significant international geographic border with each other in Northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province/Jilin province with Siberia Southeastern Russia.

The history, connections, and relations between China and Russia can seem very mysterious/enigmatic/obscure/not so easy to figure out. Sometimes it can seem that China and Russia completely ignore each other and a lack of any relations with each other.

Both of these countries actually have some significant mixing and connections together, at least in the Northeastern regions of China and Siberia Russia because of close geographic proximity over there.

The Heilongjiang province, and Jilin provinces of China even have some noticeable Russian influence, especially the city of Harbin this article says: Russian Influence on Harbin

“Harbin today is still very much influenced by its Russian past. A city once under Russian rule, it is now a center of trade with that country. The local cuisine in Harbin is also Russian-influenced .The Harbin dialect retains some vocabulary items originating in the Russian language.”

Some European Russian looking architecture in the city of Harbin China:
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HISTORIC HARBIN
I know all about this. When I was in college, I wrote a paper about the Russian influences in Harbin. In Harbin, there is a bread called da-lie-ba, which comes from the Russian word for bread, khleb. There is also Harbin sausage. The Russians brought sausage.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:37 AM
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One place to look is this university: Harbin Institute of Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Harbin Institute of Technology was founded as Harbin Sino-Russian School for Industry, to educate railway engineers in the Russian style.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:41 AM
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Dalian also has some Russian influence.

Dalian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russian Dalian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The dialect spoken in Dalian includes some loanwords from the Russian language.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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I know all about this. When I was in college, I wrote a paper about the Russian influences in Harbin. In Harbin, there is a bread called da-lie-ba, which comes from the Russian word for bread, khleb. There is also Harbin sausage. The Russians brought sausage.
The Chinese also have sausages of their own, but maybe this type of sausage is Russian.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:16 PM
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The Chinese also have sausages of their own, but maybe this type of sausage is Russian.
Harbin sausage at least.
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