16 car parks available for P+R travelers

Jun 2, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou built 16 car parks near Metro stations on the outskirts or near tourist destinations to reduce downtown jams and to promote low-carbon travel. Thirteen car parks are near Metro stations and three are close...


Lotus flowers dot West Lake

Jun 2, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Lotuses are blooming in the West Lake attraction known as Lotus in Breeze at the Winding Garden. They are the first to come into bloom this year, at least two weeks earlier than last year, according to park workers. Besides lotuses, water lilies and hydrangeas are also flowering across the city as summer has set in.


Baima Lake ready to pump water to city

Jun 2, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The water quality of Baima Lake in Binjiang District has improved after years of clean-up and water conservancy projects. The lake was recently selected as a new source of drinking water for Hangzhou. When the pumping station and pipelines are all built, the lake can supply 150,000 tons of water a day.


It's going to be a stuffy, humid week

Jun 1, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in coming days and the mercury will hover between 20 degrees to 31 degrees Celsius this week, local forecasters said. Today will turn from cloudy to overcast with a high of 31...


Tonglu charity run for needy students

Jun 1, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A runner is being sprayed with paints at Tonglu Central Plaza after he finished a 3.4-kilometer charity run yesterday. More than 700 people joined the run, each donating 1 yuan (16 US cents). Enterprises in Tonglu, a town west of Hangzhou, promised to donate 1,000 yuan for every yuan the event organizer collected. The raised money will be used to support needy students in Tonglu.


Music festival ends on a climax

Jun 1, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Elated fans throng the open-air theater in the Taiziwan Park last night as Taiwanese rapper MC Hotdog and a Beijing techno rock band called Nova Heart shared the stage to perform the last concert of the 10th West Lake Music Festival.


Chinese carmaker partners with Uber to make headway in US auto market

May 31, 2015 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Uber driver Glen Snower loves his BYD Auto e6. As a driver for the American-based taxi service, he decided to work using an electric vehicle. "I haven't been to a gas station in a year, except to get some water and...


Yahoo Japan surges on deal

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

Japan's third largest online retailer Yahoo Japan Co jumped the most in two months in Tokyo trading yesterday after the company said it will team up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding to expand in...


Rain to wash away smog this weekend

May 29, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Rains in next three days will bring some relief to Hangzhou which has been veiled in a haze of smog for two days, local meteorologists said. The city's air quality index reached 158 yesterday afternoon while its...


Italian soccer star promotes 'blind football'

May 29, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Italian footballer legend Roberto Baggio visited the Zhejiang Sports Training Center for the Handicapped yesterday for a charity event. It was his second visit to Hangzhou after eight years. The 48-year-old retired...


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