Swimming pool converted into lotus pond

Jul 29, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

An abandoned swimming pool was turned into a pond with lotus flowers in a neighborhood in Xiacheng District. The swimming pool was never used due to a lack of supporting facilities so the owners' committee reached...


Zijingang Road Tunnel nears completion

Jul 29, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The final stage of work has begun on Zijingang Road Tunnel, which is expected to open by the end of this year, the Hangzhou Urban Basic Facility Development Center said yesterday. Zijingang Road Tunnel is an extension...


Hangzhou lifts ban on 2nd homes

Jul 29, 2014 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

HANGZHOU yesterday became the latest city to ease its home purchase restrictions. The ban on buying a second home in the city's Xiaoshan and Yuhang districts will be lifted from today, the housing bureau said. It...


Parking app saves drivers from aimlessly wandering around lots

Jul 28, 2014

Hangzhou East Railway Station launched a parking app to help drivers find their cars. QR codes have been placed on each parking space. Drivers can scan the code to record where they parked. When they return, they...


Metro extensions will open in coming months

Jul 28, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The southeast section of Hangzhou Metro Line 2 will open in November and the first-phase of Metro Line 4 will do likewise during the 2015 Spring Festival, Metro operator revealed yesterday. Meanwhile, construction...


Demand soars for maternity maids

Jul 28, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Maternity maids, who are called yuesao in Chinese, are in big demand in Hangzhou and their salaries are soaring. According to an industry insider, the average monthly salary for a maternity maid was about 3,000 yuan...


China's grain stock capacity 100 times that of 1949

Jul 27, 2014 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily

China's grain stock capacity has surged to 100 times that of 1949, the year when the People's Republic of China was founded, the head of China's grain regulator said today. Ren Zhengxiao, director of the State...


Children make the city a clay artwork

Jul 26, 2014 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Edited by Shanghai Daily

More than 100 children yesterday figured the beauty of Hangzhou in clay at the youth center. The 20-square-meter artwork took about two hours to complete, featuring the picturesque West Lake and local customs.


Parking fee to hike in downtown Hangzhou

Jul 25, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Parking fee in the core area of Hangzhou will rise to 5 yuan (US$0.80) per 30 minutes from 6 yuan per hour from August 25, pricing authorities announced yesterday. After the first hour, the fee will go up to 6 yuan...


Charging facility for Tesla cars starts service yesterday

Jul 25, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The first Tesla supercharging station in Hangzhou was put to use yesterday, making the city the third in China to have supercharging facilities for the imported high-end electric car, after Beijing and Shanghai. Eight...


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