Xi's G20 invitation to Sisi reflects strong China-Egypt ties: Egyptian official

Chinese President Xi Jinping's invitation to his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, to attend the Group of 20 (G20) summit to be held in China in September reflects the uniqueness of the China-Egypt relationship,...

Jun 26, 2016 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily

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Alibaba said on Thursday it hopes to profit from its popular corporate e-mail feature to offer information technology services to corporations, which has been gaining pace in China in the past few years. "We hope...

Jun 25, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Rain to bring relief from heat wave

Hangzhou recorded a high temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius yesterday afternoon but the heat wave will end with rain tomorrow, local forecasters said. The maximum temperature will drop from 35 degrees today to 26...

Jun 24, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Proposal made to open more scenic spots for free

More scenic spots in Hangzhou may abandon admission charges as the city's tourism department submitted revised regulations to legislators for approval yesterday. The proposed attractions include the Yue Fei Temple,...

Jun 24, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Folks in high spirit despite hot weather

Locals enjoy a mist of water from a cooling system and abstract art installations in the shopping street of Yan'an Road yesterday. A new lighting system in downtown Wulin Square was also tested yesterday, attracting thousands of people.

Jun 24, 2016 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Goal set to cut air pollution by 16.9% this year

The city's PM2.5 reading of air pollutants smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter should be lowered by 16.9 percent this year from the 2013 level, Hangzhou environment officials said. They said Hangzhou recorded...

Jun 23, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Alpacas get sheared for hot summer

Workers shear an alpaca at Hangzhou Zoo yesterday. The long-haired mammal which grazes on the Andes mountains in South America needs to have its wool shaved in order to stay cool in hot summer. The zoo has taken different cooling methods for animals from cold regions such as giant pandas, sea lions and golden snub-nose monkeys.

Jun 23, 2016 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

School terms, holiday dates announced

Local primary school and middle school students will start their summer vacation from July 5, the Hangzhou Education Bureau announced yesterday. It said the next semester will run from September 1 to January 20 of...

Jun 23, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

City experiences first scorching day this summer

Visitors are thrilled by a mist of water from a cooling system installed on the Broken Bridge in the West Lake yesterday afternoon as the mercury rose to 36.8 degrees Celsius, marking the first high-temperature day this year. Local forecasters said the hot weather will continue until Saturday. In Lishui, a city in southern Zhejiang Province, the temperature hit 39 degrees yesterday due to the subtropical high.

Jun 22, 2016 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

City mulls idea of launching new tea brand

The Hangzhou municipal government is seeking advice on developing the tea industry and creating another tea trademark in addition to the famous West Lake Longjing Tea. Qiantang Longjing Tea, the new brand the city...

Jun 22, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

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