Firm gets capital to expand

Jul 4, 2015 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Alibaba Group's financial affiliate Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group Co said it has completed its first round of fundraising as the company continues to tap growing demand among Internet users for...

Hangzhou voted 'most beautiful city' in 2015 city survey

Jul 3, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou was named the "Most Beautiful City of China" in the 2015 Ranking of Chinese Cities published recently by China Institute of City Competitiveness. The city ranked second in the happiness chart and was among...

US family named city ambassador on world tour

Jul 3, 2015 | Source: City Express/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The family of Hangzhou taxi driver Zhou Zhen and an American family named Capaldi from California have been selected by the Hangzhou Tourism Commission to travel around the world as the city's ambassadors starting...

City's first DIG store opens to business

Jul 3, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

The first DIG (directly imported goods) store in Hangzhou opened this week at Intime Department Store in Wulin area. The store named Choice is a joint venture between Hangzhou Cross-border E-commerce Industrial Park...

City tries to boost its international appeal

Jul 2, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou plans to provide English language training for over 80 percent of public servants and to open at least one international university and one international hospital by 2017 to make the city more livable for...

Blood donation marks the Party's 94th birthday

Jul 2, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

More than 200 Communist Party members donate blood at a makeshift blood collection center in downtown Wushan Square yesterday to mark the 94th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Members of the Communist Youth League and ordinary residents also donated blood there.

Sad elephant to meet his new mate today

Jul 2, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

A 40-year-old male elephant in Hangzhou Zoo will find a new mate from the city of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province today. Nuonuo looked sad for some time after his five-year companion Beibei returned to the zoo of Wenzhou,...

Rainy weather to continue for five more days

Jul 1, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou will have five more rainy days as the "plum rain" belt lingers in the Yangtze and Huai River regions, meteorologists said. With the weakening of a subtropical high, the city's maximum temperature will drop...

American scientist pays tribute to ancestors

Jul 1, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Chinese-American scientist Shu Chien (front left) pays homage to ancestors at the Qianwang Temple in Hangzhou yesterday. The 85-year-old is the 36th generation of Qian Liu whose name was enshrined in the temple. Qian ruled the region in the late Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Chien and Qian are the same family name in Chinese but spell differently in Taiwan and the mainland. Shu Chien is currently the president of the US Biomedical Engineering Society and received the National Medal of Science from US President Barrack Obama in 2011. He moved to Taiwan in 1949 and emigrated to the US in 1954 to study physiology.

Urban rail proposed to link downtown and airport

Jul 1, 2015 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

The city's political advisers yesterday proposed to build an urban rail from downtown Hangzhou to Xiaoshan International Airport. Right now, travelers either take Hangzhou-Ningbo Highway or Hongda Road to get to...

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