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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Hanging on as prices drop

Mar 24, 2014

A worker is suspended in front of a huge advertisement showing a price drop at a real estate project in Hangzhou. In February, 2,631 new apartments were sold in the city, a decrease of 56.33 percent compared with January.


Peach fest blossoms

Mar 24, 2014

A peach blossom festival is taking place in a park at the foot of Gaoting Hill, where some 5,000 peach trees in 40 varieties are flowering. The Thousand Peach Park is not only a place to see flowers but also to sample...


Cisco coming to city

Mar 24, 2014

CISCO Systems Inc, the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment, said last week it plans to set up its China headquarters in Hangzhou. It will be the first headquarters of a Fortune Global 500 company...


770km rail line OK'd

Mar 24, 2014

CONSTRUCTION of the Hangzhou-Hefei-Shangqiu Railway project has been approved by the central government. This 770-kilometer railway line is predicted to open to traffic in 2018, starting from Shangqiu in Henan Province,...


Improving delivery

Mar 24, 2014

FIVE express distribution centers covering a total area of 32 hectares will be built in Hangzhou, among which Liugongduan, Xiasha and Jingjingang distribution centers will be completed within two years. Today, 12...


Bakery investigation

Mar 24, 2014

THE "mildewed flour" case in which expired products were repackaged and sold has caused a stir in Hangzhou. Eight bakeries involved promised to refund prepaid cards. These bakeries include the locally famous Casa...


Upstanding families

Mar 24, 2014

HANGZHOU'S government has launched a search for the 10 "Most Upstanding Families." The contest is taking recommendations from organizations and society. In the meantime, two subordinate activities — looking for the...


Keeping light burning for 1,000-year-old craft

Mar 21, 2014

XIXING Town in Hangzhou's Binjiang District was once a thriving center for producing traditional Chinese paper lanterns, with a history stretching back 1,000 years. However, today the ancient skill has almost vanished...


1st harvest of finest Longjing tea begins

Mar 20, 2014

PICKING of famous Longjing (Dragon Well) green tea has just begun. The quality is high, and so is the cost, but prices are being controlled at last year's levels. Last year, the first harvest of prime tea retailed...


Historic block will join revived creative centers

Mar 19, 2014

There are too many stories to tell about the block of Fenghuang Hill in the south of Hangzhou. It was the central point of the city when it was established over 1,400 years ago; it housed the central government 1,000...


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