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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Chorus wins prize

Aug 16, 2013

Hangzhou Citizens Chorus won a gold prize at a music festival held recently in Budapest, Hungary.The festival marked the 130th anniversary of the birth of Zoltan Kodaly, a famous Hungarian music educator.

'Green' buses added

Aug 16, 2013

The city will put 321 buses fueled by liquefied natural gas on the road by year's end to reduce automobile emissions.The LNG buses bought by Hangzhou Public Transport Group Co Ltd are environmentally

Hyperthermia cases

Aug 16, 2013

Twenty-eight people have received treatment for hyperthermia, the critical stage of heatstroke, in eight major hospitals in Hangzhou.The number of such patients has been unprecedented as a result of an

Heat inflates prices

Aug 16, 2013

High temperatures pushed up Hangzhou's consumer price index in July by 2.4 percent from a year earlier, according to the Hangzhou Statistics Bureau. The figure was 0.3 percent higher compared with June.

Qixi marriages drop

Aug 16, 2013

Tuesday was Qixi Festival, the traditional Chinese Valentine's Day, and 1,074 couples registered for marriage, according to the Hangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau.The number dropped compared with last year.

Healthier 'countrified' mooncakes once for poor

Aug 15, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen

While mooncakes made with nuts or eggs have dominated the Mid-Autumn Festival for thousands of years, healthier foods, including mooncakes made with ingredients like pumpkin and taro by farmers in Yuhang,

Gems on busy Tianmushan Road worth visit

Aug 14, 2013 | Author: Wu Huixin

Tianmushan Road, a cultural, business and political hub in Hangzhou, is the home of the municipal government, Alipay (the equivalent of Paypal) and Zhejiang University. There are high-end shopping malls,

Water grows scarce for thousands as drought, heat blast landscape

Aug 13, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen

ABOUT 58,000 people in Hangzhou are feeling some of the worst effects of the summer's prolonged drought and extreme heat in the form of scarcity of water for drinking, bathing and other uses, according to Hangzhou...

British couple visits 30 years after teaching stint

Aug 12, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen

THERE used to be few people and fewer cars. You could cross roads with ease, and maybe run across a horse-drawn cart. Residents often spent time on side streets in front of the houses, washing clothes, playing chess...

River clean-up goals

Aug 9, 2013

THE Hangzhou Urban Management Committee has set this year's river clean-up targets: removing 200 pollution sources, completing 300 sewage pipeline projects, deleting 30 rivers from a black list, and turning five rivers...

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