389,000 applicants to vie for 6,750 car plates

Jul 24, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A total of 389,009 individuals and institutions will participate in this month's car plate lottery and their chance of winning is 1.7 percent, Hangzhou traffic authorities said yesterday. This month 382,590 individuals...


Dates set for trial service of Metro Line 2, Line 4

Jul 24, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The southeast section of Hangzhou Metro Line 2 and the first phase of Metro Line 4 will start trial operation in November and next January respectively, officials said yesterday. Metro Line 2 has 13 stations, each...


Air control causes flight delays and cancellations

Jul 23, 2014

Flights delays and cancellations caused chaos at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport starting from Monday and the situation will continue until mid-August, civil aviation authorities said. The situation is caused...


Local hospitals see a rising number of foreign visitors

Jul 23, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Public hospitals in Hangzhou treat more than 10,000 foreign patients every year because of their advanced facilities, good skills and services, and traditional Chinese therapies. As Hangzhou becomes increasingly international,...


Customs officers seize 22 pet spiders smuggled from Hungary

Jul 23, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou Customs' Wenzhou Office found 22 live tarantula spiders in a mail package from Hungary on Monday and the sender violated China's animal and plant quarantine law. The 22 spiders were put in plastic containers...


Man passes free-tea tradition to young volunteers

Jul 22, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Gu Zhonggen, a retiree in his 60s, is a Hangzhou celebrity. He serves herbal tea to passers-by people at the crossroad of Jiefang Road and Jianguo Road every summer, a tradition started by his grandmother 37 years...


Fast food restaurants searched for expired meat

Jul 22, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Food safety inspectors made surprise visits to McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Hangzhou yesterday after their meat supplier, Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, was closed for allegedly using out-of-date meat. The...


Hangzhou-Changsha high-speed rail ready for test run

Jul 22, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangchang High-Speed Railway will begin comprehensive equipment test after its power system was tested successfully on Saturday, the project contractor said. The railway from Hangzhou to Changsha, capital of central...


Yoga can ease stress for pregnant women

Jul 21, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


City swelters in dog days but rains are coming

Jul 21, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou will have three high-temperature days early this week with a high of 37 degrees Celsius, but thunderstorms from Thursday to Sunday will lower the temperature by four or five degrees, the forecasters said. Today...


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