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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Yalin goes a wooing

Jan 11, 2013

YALIN, one of the two male pandas in the Hangzhou Zoo, left for his hometown of Chengdu in southwestern Sichuan Province on Wednesday, in order to find a partner and hopefully father a baby panda.

Yalin and fellow...

Top picture award

Jan 11, 2013

PHOTOGRAPHER Chen Zhongqiu, who works for the Metropolitan Express newspaper in Hangzhou, has won a 2012 Best Picture award from National Geographic.

The photograph, titled "Emergency Rescue," was one of 12 pictures...

Warnings by phone

Jan 11, 2013

HANGZHOU government last week issued a guideline for providing weather disaster warnings via mobile network. It was the first government directive of 2013.

According to the guideline, the meteorological department...

Bus rules approved

Jan 11, 2013

HANGZHOU city regulations on bus management were approved by the local People's Congress recently. This stipulates that bus staff must turn on the air conditioning when the temperature inside the vehicle is more than...

Love figured out

Jan 11, 2013

NEARLY 5,200 couples got married across the city last Friday, as the date number 2013-1-4 sounds like "Love you all my life" in Chinese. Many young couples consider it a special date for tying the knot. Some even booked...

A father to more than 500 young people

Jan 9, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen

FOR more than 30 years, Wang Wanlin has offered shelter to runaways and homeless youngsters he's found on the streets of Hangzhou. Former charges whose lives Wang helped turn around have organized parties to thank...

Catering for expats living in the city

Jan 7, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen

HANGZHOU'S picturesque charms help attract an increasing number of expats to the city to study, work and live, a trend that has led to the emergence of a number of spots catering for foreign residents.


Tai chi showing some graceful moves adapting to changing times

Jan 4, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen

POPULAR around the world, Chinese martial art tai chi is practiced for both self-defense and health benefits.

In the past, tai chi gyms were commonplace in China, but most disappeared in the past decades.


Obscure village reinvented as tranquil getaway

Dec 31, 2012 | Author: Wu Huixin

BAILEQIAO is a small village located near Lingyin Temple, hidden in the lush vegetation of Beigao Hill. The original name of the village was Wanfo, which means thousands of Buddhas in Chinese, because it was dotted...

Airport openings

Dec 28, 2012

HANGZHOU Xiaoshan International Airport will open its third terminal - its second domestic terminal, on Sunday - the same day its second runway opens.

The new terminal is north of the first domestic terminal and...

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