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To show the world a thriving and dynamic Hangzhou, on March 25, 2009, Shanghai Daily inaugurated its Hangzhou Special page in the capital of Zhejiang Province known as the "tourism heaven." The page is available to all Shanghai Daily readers Mondays through Fridays. The page aims at display Hangzhou's abundant tourism resources and sound investment environment with vivid pictures and stories in an all round way.

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Making a clean break from a messy past

May 24, 2016 | Author: Xu Wenwen

Marie Kondo, the "Japanese queen of clean," caught the world's attention in her 2014 book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.


Robots on watch at welfare center

May 23, 2016

The elderly look at one of the five custodian robots which have been put into service at the Hangzhou Social Welfare Center. The robots can make an inspection tour of the center, cutting down some of the tasks of the caretakers.


Seattle seals pact

May 23, 2016

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed a pact of economic partnership with his counterpart in Hangzhou, a key tech and e-commerce hub in China.


New trains added

May 23, 2016

Hangzhou East Railway Station has added 18 trains after China changed the national train schedule recently.


Water consumption

May 23, 2016

Hangzhou consumed 3.48 billion cubic meters of water last year, equivalent to the water capacity of 243 West Lakes, the city's forestry and water resources bureau said.


Archeological find

May 23, 2016

The flood and irrigation system built more than 5,000 years ago in Liangzhu area in the city's Yuhang District is rated one of the top 10 archeological finds made in China in 2015.


New charging posts

May 23, 2016

A LACK of charging posts is the main problem affecting the sales of electric cars in Hangzhou, and authorities have now ruled that all new residential communities must have charging facilities.


Shutterbugs paying tribute to city's beauty

May 20, 2016 | Author: Wu Huixin

PROFESSIONAL and amateur photographers from around the world shared about 2,000 of their pictures with the public last week at the 9th Hangzhou Citizen Photography Festival.

Photos displayed outdoors


Business districts nurture local cafe, dining scene

May 19, 2016 | Author: Xu Wenwen

HANGZHOU'S central business district, or CBD, has grown rapidly over recent years as some of the world's largest companies have flocked to the lively, prosperous city.

The benefits of this expansion


Working for pay, feeling part of society

May 17, 2016 | Author: Xu Wenwen

A car wash on Kaixuan Road in Hangzhou is giving mentally handicapped people a sense of self-worth by giving them paying jobs.

Wearing red and blue uniforms, four people form a team at the Wanwan Car


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