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

  • A city of northeast China in Manchuria northwest of Harbin. Founded as a fortress in 1691, it is a port and processing center. Population: 1,120,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in Heilongjiang province, China.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Chinese actor Zhang Guofeng was arrested by authorities in China on December 8th after a tip revealed that he is actually Ji Siguang, a fugitive who allegedly attacked a police officer in the city of Qiqihar in 1998.

    Zhang Guofeng: Chinese Actor Is Fugitive Criminal Ji Siguang, Caught By Police

  • In 2002, for example, larch trees in Heilongjiang suffered such an infestation of pine caterpillars that the Qiqihar Railway Bureau had to halt services while the tracks were cleaned of a 5-centimeter layer of slippery mashed larvae, as recorded by Song Xinzhou of

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • As Chinese incomes have risen, more rinks have been built, and the sport has slowly gained in popularity, but it is only truly mainstream in and around Heilongjiang province in northeast China, near the cities of Harbin and Qiqihar.

    One Couple's Passion for Hockey

  • (Beijing didn't want to acknowledge the ecclesiastical status of underground bishop Wei Jingyi of Qiqihar -- since he's not considered an official bishop.)

    A 'Single' Church

  • In spring 2006, five people died after taking injections of a medicine made by Qiqihar No. 2 Pharmaceutical Co.

    U.S. Opens the Door to Chinese Pills

  • He is accused of assaulting a police officer and taking his gun in a 1998 street robbery in Qiqihar. | Top Stories

  • The Yonhap News agency says Kim made a stop off in the city of Qiqihar in Heilongjiang province on Friday after crossing over from Russia the night before aboard his armored train. rss feed

  • Traveling aboard his armored train, Kim also toured a machine tool factory, a dairy, an urban planning exhibition and a residential district in the cities of Qiqihar and Daqing in Heilongjiang province, CCTV said. rss feed

  • The team will also visit Harbin and Qiqihar in northeastern Heilongjiang Province, the most popular area for winter sports in China, and Shanghai.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Tall, lanky, and originally from Qiqihar in northern China, Zhu had been a star researcher at Lucent Technologiesā€™ Bell Labs in New Jersey and had collaborated with Ya-Qin Zhang for years.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.