Woman treats her neighborhood like a big family

Feb 5, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Zhang Jinxiang, left, a resident in the city's Xixi Sub-district, brings New Year gifts to her neighbors yesterday. Zhang is a warm-hearted community volunteer and is loved by many people in her neighborhood.


Toll station gets a facelift

Feb 5, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The south toll station of Hangzhou Ring Expressway (G2501) was put into service recently after a 74-million-yuan (US$11.38 million) revamp that took about six months to complete. The project contractor created green spaces equal to the size of 16 soccer fields around the station. Seven other toll stations are still under renovation and will open in April.


Legislators, advisors present ideas for better city

Feb 5, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Representatives attending the annual sessions of the Hangzhou Municipal People's Congress and the CPPCC Hangzhou Committee said there should be foreign language signs and descriptions at scenic spots and heritage...


Hangzhou courts handled 252,650 cases last year

Feb 4, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Last year 272 people were arrested in Hangzhou for job-related crimes, the city's chief prosecutor Gu Xuefei said yesterday at a plenary session of the municipal people's congress. They include two provincial-level...


New Year holiday split in cloudy, rainy weather

Feb 4, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou will have a mostly cloudy weather in the first half of the Spring Festival holiday from February 7 to 13, local forecasters said. Today is overcast with intermittent rain. From tomorrow to next Wednesday...


26,000 college students join the army of G20 volunteers

Feb 4, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Volunteers flash the V-sign in downtown Wushan Square. Hangzhou has recruited more than 1 million volunteers, including 26,000 students from 15 universities and colleges, to provide services during the G20 Summit in the city on September 4-5. Most of the student volunteers are fluent in English, but the local organizer hopes to find volunteers who can speak German, French, Spanish, Arabic and Indonesian.


Workers stay on job to ensure project finishes before G20 summit

Feb 3, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Workers hold pictures with words of New Year wishes at the construction site of a high-rise in Qianjiang New Town yesterday. Nearly 100 workers are still working there while hundreds of other migrant workers have gone home for the lunar New Year. Days ago, nearly 1,000 workers worked at the site which is in the area for the G20 summit to be held in early September.


Traffic control in West Lake area during New Year holiday

Feb 3, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou will enforce the odd-even license plate rule during the Spring Festival holiday to reduce traffic jams in the West Lake area. Cars can only enter the West Lake area if the last digit of their license plates...


Spring Festival brings old traditions alive

Feb 3, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, has many traditions which can be experienced here. Tangqi Old Street in Yuhang District, for example, is the place to enjoy flaky candy, sesame cake, zongzi and other seasonal...


Red lanterns greet lunar New Year

Feb 2, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Festive lanterns and auspicious Chinese knots adorn lamp poles along a street in Xiasha area, Jianggan District. Local authorities also put out 100,000 pots of flowers on major streets to celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 8 and the Lantern Festival on February 22.


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