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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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It's a baby boom

Aug 18, 2014

MORE than 80,000 babies are expected to be born in Hangzhou this year, the most since 1989, family planning officials said. The rise comes after the Chinese government modified the one-child policy in


Line 7 route plan

Aug 18, 2014

Metro Line 7 will connect downtown Hangzhou with Xiaoshan International Airport, according to the city's master plan for urban projects between 2001 and 2020. The planned subway will include stops at


Cops armed with anti-riot net gun

Aug 15, 2014 | Author: Starry Wu

THE Hangzhou Police Tactical Unit has recently been given a new weapon to add to its arsenal - an anti-riot net gun. The gun allows PTU officers to shoot a net at suspects and catch them without causing


New police units vow quick response time

Aug 15, 2014 | Author: Wu Huixin

THE newly founded Hangzhou Traffic Police Tactical Unit has vowed to reach the scene of traffic accidents quicker than before to ensure the injured get prompt treatment and reduce traffic jams downtown.


Dining in restaurants can be taste of home

Aug 14, 2014 | Author: Xu Wenwen

PEOPLE running restaurants generally like cuisine and probably cook up innovations at home themselves, producing unique recipes. In China, this is called si fang cai, or "private home cuisine." Once such


Take an ancient road less traveled for great scenery

Aug 13, 2014 | Author: Wu Huixin

Dozens of old flagstone roads wind around various hills around Zhejiang Province. Most of them were paved centuries ago with some dating back more than 1,000 years. These roads played a significant role


Strike a pose: Western models in demand

Aug 12, 2014 | Author: Xu Wenwen

THERE'S no denying Western models are hot in China. Their faces are plastered everywhere. They can be found promoting everything from clothing and food to furniture and cars. Agents say Western models


Soaring to new heights

Aug 11, 2014 | Author: Xinhua

Jiao Long competes in a skateboard competition held near Xianghu Lake, Hangzhou. China's Li Zhilong used a variety of tricks to defeat 23 other competitors from the US, Canada and China.


Qin legend lives on

Aug 11, 2014

A Hangzhou-produced film "The Legend of Qin" has become the country's first 3D martial art animated movie. It started screening nationwide last Friday. The film is adapted from a television animated series


Dirty pool water

Aug 11, 2014

LOCAL hygiene and sanitation inspectors found 21 of the city's 282 public swimming pools failed to meet water quality standards. Pool operators were ordered to fix problems immediately to ensure the health


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