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On the banks of the Sungarian River in China, the city of Jiamusy is located in China. To the northwest of it lies the city district of Higaigang, and to the east of the city limits extends the border with the Khabarovsk region of the Russian Federation.

The lands occupied by the present-day city and adjacent settlements remained uninhabited until the 18th century. The harsh climatic conditions and the very short summer season attracted few people. Only in the late 19th century did it become a trading post called Junjing.

From 1906 onward, administrative and territorial reforms began in the province of Hilongjiang, which includes the present-day city. The military administration was replaced by the civil administration. In 1910, the county of Huachuan was created with the administrative center in the village of Jóngsing, which was later changed to Jieyamuñões. In 1912, it was decided to move the county seat to Muyenlai Township.

After the Japanese created the new state of Manchu in 1932, the center of the county moved to Yiyamusu in 1934. After the territorial changes, the newly created province of Xingyang became the center of its territory. It became a capital city in 1937.

After the liberation of Manchuria in 1945 and the establishment of a new administrative division, Jieyoux was transformed into the provincial capital of Huizen, which was eventually annexed to Sunyuan and then to Huilongjiang. After the dissolution of Hui Yiuyang in 1985, Hui Yiuyang became the Jieyoux City District, which consisted of two city districts, six city districts, and two counties. There is a large paper and pulp production facility here. There is also a sugar factory that produces products from locally grown sugar beets.

The city has a university. Every day, applicants from many cities in China seek to attend a prestigious institution of higher learning. ×An important highway of national importance runs through the city. There is an air-air traffic service.

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  • Air quality: 68 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 860,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Jiamusi is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1300
  • Monthly costs for family: $2800
  • Monthly costs for local: $800
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $4

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