School decked out to mark China's victory 70 years ago

Sep 2, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Pupils of Hangzhou Caihe No. 2 Primary School walk on a red carpet rolled out on campus yesterday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Chinese War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. The school invited a 95-year-old war veteran, Zhang Daoxiu, to talk to students. Tomorrow will be a public holiday as the whole nation watches a military parade in Beijing's Tian'anmen Square to celebrate China's victory in the war.

Police seize 654 mopeds in third crackdown

Sep 2, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou police seized 654 mopeds yesterday for breaking traffic rules as they launched the third crackdown this year. Policemen set up a check point at the intersection of Zhonghe Road N. and Tiyuchang Road at 7am...

Silk Road is theme of exhibition at West Lake Museum

Sep 2, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Nearly 140 silk relics will be exhibited at the West Lake Museum from September 15 to October 15. They are on loan from 26 museums in Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai provinces as well as Xinjiang Uygur...

Zizhi Tunnel to ease traffic around West Lake

Sep 1, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

The construction of Zizhi Tunnel, a link between Zijingang Road and Zhipu Road, will be completed by year's end, the contractor said yesterday. The 14.4-kilometer tunnel, the longest in Hangzhou, actually consists...

Plastic book covers harmful to children's health

Sep 1, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

As schools across the country started the new semester, students carried a bagful of textbooks wrapped in plastic covers. A 40-year-old parent in Hangzhou said the book covers are harmful to health. "These plastic...

Onslaught of tidal waves can be deadly

Sep 1, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Thrill seekers are caught off guard by surging tidal waves yesterday afternoon as they watched the tidal bore on the shore of the Qiangtang River near the intersection of Jiuxi Road and Zhijiang Road around 3pm. The river is famous for spectacular tidal bores which occur twice a month due to the gravitational pull of the moon. The best viewing time is lunar August 15, which is September 27 on the Gregorian calendar this year.

Warmer week with showers at weekend

Aug 31, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

This week will be slightly warmer with a high of 32 degrees Celsius despite rains later in the week, the Hangzhou Meteorological Bureau said yesterday. Today is cloudy with temperatures between 22 and 31 degrees....

Tonglu attracts healthcare investors

Aug 31, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Tonglu, a county-level city west of Hangzhou, saw 41 investment projects signed last Friday, totaling 12 billion yuan (US1.27 billion). Healthcare projects accounted for 60 percent of the total investment. Other projects...

New semester, new look

Aug 31, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Art teachers paint the Snow White and Seven Dwarfs on walls in a kindergarten in Lin'an, a county-level city west of Hangzhou, before the new semester starts tomorrow. All schools and kindergartens will be closed from Thursday to Saturday as the country celebrates the 70th anniversary of China's victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression with a military parade in Beijing on Thursday.

Hangzhou Tourism Commission took over NYC's Flatiron district with Chinese ice cream truck

Aug 30, 2015 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The Hangzhou Tourism Commission (HTC) brought the happiness of Hangzhou to New York City's Flatiron district and served New Yorkers authentic Chinese ice cream flavors like Longjing Tea and Sweet Olive in a colorful food truck. The plaza takeover celebrated the completion of the Global Tour 2015, a cultural immersion campaign in which two families and two storytellers from the US and China were selected as ambassadors for the city of Hangzhou and traveled the world for 30 days ending in New York City.

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