from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A province of extreme northeast China bordering on Russia. It was under Japanese control from 1932 to 1945. Harbin is the capital. Population: 36,200,000.

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  • proper n. a province in northeastern China
  • proper n. Alternative form of Heilong Jiang.


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  • In fact, there's a river called the Heilongjiang (ph).

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2007

  • MIE is involved in onshore oil production under shared contracts with PetroChina in three oilfields in the Songliao Basin in Heilongjiang, which is a border province connecting China and Russia.


  • The market is expected to return to more historic pricing levels as current market conditions, particularly in Hanfeng's established markets such as Heilongjiang and Jiangsu, have begun to stabilize.

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  • Most were from Beijing, but some came from as far away as Hong Kong and the northeastern province of Heilongjiang.

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  • Separately, shares of Heilongjiang-based Global Dairy Holdings Ltd. closed at HK$3. 94 on their first day of trade, down 10% from their IPO price of HK$4. 39.

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  • The Chinese section of the Russian East Siberia-Pacific oil pipeline connects the southeastern Russian town of Skovorodino with the city of Daqing in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.

    Russian President in China for Talks on Trade and Energy

  • Ms. Zhang, a native of northern Chinese city Heilongjiang, has become one of the more prominent food activists in China.

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  • Zhang Chunxiang/Xinhua/ A competitor prepared his robot for the contest held in northeast China's Heilongjiang province Thursday.

    Robot Olympics Kicks Off in China

  • Wang Song/Xinhua/ Rescuers worked to free 26 miners who were trapped underground Wednesday in Qitaihe, Heilongjiang province, China.

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  • For instance, the government of the Rio Negro province recently announced a deal to lease as much as 800,000 acres to China's state-run Heilongjiang Beidahuang Nongken Group.

    Argentina Debates Foreign Land Buys


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