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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Winter delicacy that benefits from being hung out to dry

Dec 6, 2012 | Author: Xu Wenwen

FROM a large vessel filled with soy sauce, Hangzhou resident Qiu Yinhua removes a duck, then another, pulls strings through their beaks and hangs them from a bamboo pole out of her window. From neighbors' windows...


Sculptors work in poetic Xixi Wetland

Dec 4, 2012 | Author: Starry Wu

THE 4th West Lake International Sculpture Exhibition features 51 works, including 11 by foreign artists, at the Xixi National Wetland Park through December 23.

To integrate art into public space, the wetland was...


Lake beauty spot steeped in history

Dec 3, 2012 | Author: Wu Huixin

GUSHAN, which means Solitary Hill in Chinese, was a natural islet on the West Lake featuring picturesque views and abundant historic relics. It connects with Bai Causeway in the east and Xiling Bridge in the west....


Focusing on international competition

Nov 30, 2012 | Author: Wu Huixin

THE 8th China International Press Photo Contest Awards Ceremony was held in Hangzhou earlier on Tuesday.

Four foreign golden medal winners - Toru Hanai and Carlos Gutierrez of Reuters, Jakub Lukasz Kaminski of...


Making a song and dance about teaching

Nov 29, 2012 | Author: Xu Wenwen

ARRIVING at a darkened airport in 1987 didn't bode well for poets John Rosenwald and Ann Arbor on a Chinese adventure. But it proved the start of a long love affair with China which still sees the couple give innovative...


Young artists out to ask questions of their audience

Nov 28, 2012 | Author: Xu Wenwen and Wu Huixin

A large plait hangs in space; a blue wool sweater is unraveled, one end of the yarn raised by a balloon, the other leads to a small hopping bird; paintings are rolled like tissue and called "Just Take It" …

Installation...


'Bite of Health' program checks groceries for nutrition and fat

Nov 27, 2012 | Author: Xu Wenwen

ON a typical morning, middle-aged housewife Ma Jingfen goes to the grocery store to buy the family's food for dinner. She buys a kilogram of fish, half a kilo of pork, half a kilo of shrimp and some vegetables.
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Pastries, herbs and knickknacks on historic street

Nov 26, 2012 | Author: Wu Huixin

EVERY city on the Chinese mainland has a Zhongshan Road to commemorate the great revolutionary Sun Yat-sen, who was also known as Sun Zhongshan.

The southern and middle section of Hangzhou's Zhongshan Road is...


At the double

Nov 23, 2012

DOUBLE-DECKER buses are set to reappear in Hangzhou soon, and this time they will be more comfortable and environmentally friendly.

They will have larger windows for sightseeing, air-conditioning and heating and...


Tree with no name

Nov 23, 2012

OFFICIALS are looking for city residents to give a name to a 1,500-year-old gingko tree at the top of Wuyun Hill.

Suggestions received to date include naming the tree "No. 1 West Lake."

The gingko tree is...


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