, Professor of journalism, public relations, broadcasting and new media; and executive director of non-profit organization
at KIMEP University Kazakhstan and International Education Institute's Virtual-University.us
The temperatures in Harbin, China, are often as low as minus 40°C and remain over a half year under the freezing point. But the people of Harbin have turned this disadvantage into an advantage.
This city -- located in Chinese Manchuria, northwest of Vladivostok in Siberia -- is home of the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, which has been held since 1963, interrupted for a number of years during the Cultural Revolution until it was resumed in 1985.