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Bangor Fosters Friendship with Harbin, China 

Bangor, Maine now has an official friendship with Harbin, China.Officials in Bangor unveiled a proclamation today, saying the relationship is an educational, cultural and trade exchange.Harbin is located in Northeast China, known for its mountains and an active forestry industry.Officials say local students will also be a part of the relationship, and will participate in an exchange program with that region.Also, the Bangor Chinese School has been awarded another federal grant, from the U.S. National Security Language Initiative.The grants, totaling $187,000, will help fund more chinese language training programs for children in Maine.