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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Rounding up strays

Aug 4, 2014

STRAY cats will be rounded up and neutered beginning next month, city authorities said. The plan will cost about 300,000 yuan, officials said. Chen Xiaoming, head of the city's animal husbandry and veterinarian


Parking fees rise

Aug 4, 2014

PARKING fees in the core area of Hangzhou will rise to 5 yuan per 30 minutes from 6 yuan per hour beginning August 25, pricing authorities announced. After the first hour, the fee will go up to 6 yuan


Home ban lifted

Aug 4, 2014

HANGZHOU became the first city in Zhejiang Province to ease its home purchase restrictions. From July 29, buyers will not have to show proof of home ownership when buying houses in the city's Xiaoshan


Exhibition examines noble role of artist and leader

Aug 1, 2014 | Author: Xu Wenwen

IT'S rare that the works of seven masters are displayed at one time. But that's precisely what Zhejiang Art Museum is doing right now. An exhibition featuring the works of seven presidents of the prestigious


Getting to the root of some tasty lotus dishes

Jul 31, 2014 | Author: Wu Huixin

UNDULATING in the summer breeze, pink and white lotuses are blooming on Hangzhou's West Lake, where the flowers have been cultivated for centuries. In early morning and late afternoon, when the light


Art hotels bring aesthetics, events to guests

Jul 30, 2014 | Author: Xu Wenwen

C'EST la vie of tourists in Banye Art House/Hotel: Rest in the hotel containing many artworks, hike in nearby mountains or bike around West Lake, eat local dishes at neighboring farmers' homes, participate


To hire care or not, that is the question

Jul 29, 2014 | Author: Wu Huixin

DEMAND for maternity maids known as yuesao has risen in Hangzhou, and their salaries have skyrocketed. Some families believe a maternity maid is instrumental in caring for a newborn and postpartum mother,


Wal-Mart closes another hypermarket

Jul 28, 2014 | Author: Xinhua

Customers shop at Wal-Mart's Fengqi outlet. The world's No. 1 retailer is offering a clearance sale since it is closing the outlet tomorrow. It is the second hypermarket Wal-Mart has closed this year in Hangzhou due to poor business.


Alibaba goes home

Jul 28, 2014

ALIBABA Group has taken a major step forward in the online entertainment sector by unveiling its home entertainment platform. The Chinese e-commerce giant is trying to gain a foothold in a new sector


Tarantulas found

Jul 28, 2014

The Wenzhou Office of Hangzhou Customs found 22 live tarantulas in a package from Hungary last week, a violation of China's animal and plant quarantine law. The 22 spiders were put in plastic containers


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