Incentives for public transport users

Aug 20, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou will introduce incentives to promote the use of public transport. Commuters will enjoy fare discounts for transferring between subways and buses and for parking cars near Metro stations. Local bus companies...


Flooding halts ferry service

Aug 20, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The Gongchen Bridge Ferry is flooded as the water level in the river rose to 3.9 meters yesterday morning, forcing ferry service to suspend. More rains are expected today and ferry service is likely to be postponed again.


Xiaoshan Airport reports big growth in flights

Aug 20, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Flights to and from Xiaoshan International Airport totaled 102,600 in the first half of this year, 13 percent more than a year earlier. The growth is the fastest among the country's 10 busiest airports. Passengers...


Ningbo entrepreneur starts world tour on tricycle

Aug 19, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A 35-year-old American rode a tricycle from Ningbo to Hangzhou yesterday. The man named Matt plans to travel around the world across more than 100 countries on tricycle in five years. Matt who owns a trading company...


Chemical tanker on fire, dam closed to avoid spill

Aug 19, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A firefighting tanker pumps powdery extinguishing agent at a truck that caught fire on Hangzhou-Quzhou Highway near the Yiwu exit yesterday morning. The truck was carrying 33 tons of sodium hydrosulfite and the


Ma pledges all-round cooperation with SKorea

Aug 19, 2014 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday met Ma Yun, founder and chairman of China's leading e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding, agreeing to boost e-commerce cooperation between the two countries. Ma...


Cool weather causes Osmanthus to bloom earlier

Aug 18, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Osmanthus started to bloom across the city yesterday, the earliest in five years, thanks to a cooler weather last week. The sweet-scented flower came into bloom on September 8 last year and August 20 in 2012. Yesterday...


Alcohol dealers converge at Hangzhou expo

Aug 18, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A foreign exhibitor hands a glass of wine to a visitor for tasting at the 3rd China (Hangzhou) International Wine & Spirits Expo last week at Hangzhou Peace Convention and Exhibition Center. More than 200 exhibitors from


Dingqiao Sports Center under construction

Aug 18, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A 15,000-square-meter sports complex is under construction in the city's northern Dingqiao area. With an investment of 107 million yuan (US$17.5 million), the Dingqiao Sports Center will have indoor courts for badminton...


Hangzhou-Changsha railway expected to put into use at the end of August

Aug 17, 2014 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A high-speed 380A train waits for setting out at the West Railway Station in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province, on Saturday. Some passengers were invited to experience the Hangzhou-Changsha segment of Shanghai-Kunming Highspeed Railway on Saturday. With the speed of 300 kilometers per hour, the high-speed train shortened the travel time from Nanchang to Changsha, a section of Hangzhou-Changsha segment, to one hour and 40 minitues. The Nanchang-Changsha section is expected to put into use at the end of this August.


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