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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Traffic restrictions

Mar 15, 2013

HANGZHOU traffic authorities are taking several measures to ease traffic congestion around the West Lake area ahead of the peak travel season in spring.

These include making roads south and north of the lake one-way...


Drawn to fair

Mar 15, 2013

MORE than 200 foreign companies have confirmed their participation in the 9th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival to be held in Hangzhou from April 26 to May 1.

They are from the United States, Britain,...


Special brew

Mar 15, 2013

THE picking of so-called pre-Qingming Longjing tea will start today, with estimates of higher prices than last year.

Longjing, or Dragon Well, is a hilly village southwest of Hangzhou's West Lake, famous for its...


Keeping riders in line

Mar 15, 2013


New vegetarian options growing on diners

Mar 14, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen and Wu Huixin

SPRING brings forth new buds and shoots and the birth of many animals' young, all growing in the warmer weather.

And according to traditional Chinese medicine, all this springtime growth extends to qi (energy)...


TCM clinic treats patients from around the world

Mar 13, 2013 | Author: Wu Huixin

A family owned TCM clinic founded in the Qing Dynasty is still going strong today. He's Gynecology has such a good reputation that women from around China and other countries fly to Hangzhou to consult with its doctors,...


City seeks today's Marco Polo through social media

Mar 12, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen

HANGZHOU yesterday launched a search and competition for a modern-day Marco Polo, or a "Dr Hangzhou" ambassador, who will promote the scenic and historic city to the world using social media.

The Hangzhou Tourism...


Top marks for student coffee hot spots

Mar 11, 2013 | Author: Wu Huixin

XIXI Road connects two of the most famous scenic areas of Hangzhou - West Lake and Xixi Wetland - so is considered the "golden string" of the city.

Tracing the north side of Xixi Wetland, the road also boasts...


Bullet train trials

Mar 8, 2013

TESTING on the Hangzhou-Nanjing and Hangzhou-Ningbo high-speed railways have begun. These began on March 1 and will continue for 100 days. Both lines are expected to start operation at the beginning of July.

The...


More electric cabs

Mar 8, 2013

HANGZHOU plans to add 300 electric taxis by the end of June, bringing the total on the road to 500.

Hangzhou New Energy Taxi Co will buy electric cars from Zotye Auto. Passengers pay the same fare as ordinary taxis...


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