Shanghai Daily Hangzhou Special

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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Vegetarian buffet restaurants offer tasty fare

Jul 24, 2014 | Author: Xu Wenwen and Huang Gejiang

IT is not easy to run a vegetarian restaurant where the number of vegans is small — like Hangzhou, where in the past decade several attempts have been made, only to see the eateries go down silently.


Lovers real and in myth can be celebrated on Qixi

Jul 23, 2014 | Author: Wu Huixin

CHINESE Valentine's Day, also Qixi Festival, falls on August 2 this year. It is a traditional festival to celebrate the annual meeting of a cowherd and a weaver girl in Chinese myth. The story goes that


Cooling market has home buyers waiting

Jul 22, 2014 | Author: Xu Wenwen

WHILE housing prices have started to fall in Hangzhou's overheated real estate market in recent months, home buyers are still hesitant to buy because they are waiting for more price cut. Though a second-tier


Rare, big art exhibit coming to end

Jul 21, 2014 | Author: Xinhua

A visitor takes a close look at an exhibit on display at the 13th Zhejiang Province Art Show at Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, which will end on Thursday. The show, held every five years, features 600 artworks.


Metro management

Jul 21, 2014

HANGZHOU Metro Group plans to adopt a public-private partnership model for the management of lines 5 and 6. It already signed a deal with Hong Kong MTR in 2012 to form a 51:49 joint venture to operate


Messi autograph

Jul 21, 2014

A ball autographed by Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi is among the items being auctioned for charity in Xiaoshan District. A porcelain vase made by famous ceramic artist Chen Songxian, some Japanese


Tunnel construction

Jul 21, 2014

Construction of a tunnel under Wenyi Road will begin in September. The four-lane tunnel from Baoshu Road N. to Zijingang Road will stretch 6 kilometers with a designed maximum speed of 60kph. Upon completion,


Restaurants suffer

Jul 21, 2014

CHINA'S anti-corruption austerity campaign has inadvertently hurt the restaurant and hotel sectors, and the city government issued a guideline to help local caterers and hoteliers change marketing strategies.


Fan paintings remain a cherished form of art

Jul 18, 2014 | Author: Wu Huixin

THE importance of fans for male literati in ancient China was akin to hairpins for women. Fans became a common medium for artists, who wrote calligraphy and ink paintings on the surface, expressing their


Wildlife photographs shine spotlight on creatures big and small

Jul 18, 2014 | Author: Wu Huixin

Eighty prize-winning works of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition are now on display at the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History in Hangzhou through July 25. The competition, now


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