During the first half, China's exports to emerging markets such as Russia and Brazil grew by 46.1 percent and 41.3 percent respectively, year-on-year, while the figure was 16.9 percent for the US and EU, according to customs data.
China's government is currently trying to balance the need for healthy growth with attempts to control inflation.
Harbin has attracted the attention of global IT companies who are seeking to turn the city into a base for cloud computing.
Inflation in China is reaching its peak and the situation in the second half of the year will improve.
China CNR Corporation Limited said its subsidiary, Changchun Railway Vehicles, had signed a deal worth HK$1.401 billion ($180 million) to sell subway trains to Hong Kong's MTR Corporation.
A court in North China's Hebei province on Friday sentenced Zhang Chunjiang, former deputy general manager of China Mobile, to death with a two-year reprieve, after he was found of taking bribes.
China's railway authority is about to suspend two pairs of bullet trains on part of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway because of their low occupancy rate.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland advanced, paring a weekly loss by the benchmark index, as a new aid plan for Greece eased concern Europe's debt crisis will spread.
The action is in the most determined effort yet to stabilize the euro and avoid default contagion to the zone's other debt-ridden nations
Despite a slowdown in automobile sales during the first half of the year, the number of vehicles in China is expected to exceed 100 million, climbing by 18 percent from a year earlier, experts said on Friday.
China's textile industry posted a 30-percent growth year-on-year in output in the first half of this year in spite of a raft of challenges, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.
The scandal-hit furniture dealer Da Vinci admitted failing to properly label the country of origin of some products and adequately train the sales staff.