Canada opens trade office in Hangzhou

Aug 29, 2015 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The Canadian government has opened a trade office in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang province, eyeing high-tech cooperation with Chinese firms. Guy Saint-Jacques, Canadian ambassador to China, said on...


Gas price to rise from October 1

Aug 28, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Gas price hike will take effect on October 1 in Hangzhou, except Xiaoshan, Fuyang and Yuhang districts. The Hangzhou Price Bureau made the decision after a public hearing on June 24. The current price of 2.40 yuan...


Wall paintings attract villagers, tourists alike

Aug 28, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Some walls in Maofan Village, Jiande, a county-level city west of Hangzhou, have been painted with pictures depicting folk tales. The paintings were made by students of China Academy of Arts to enhance the village's appeal to tourists.


Micro film 'Thank You Hangzhou' a big hit on Internet

Aug 28, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A scene in "Thank You Hangzhou," a video filmed by Dominik Derflinger, a 27-year-old Austrian working in the city. The video has been viewed by more than 70,000 people online in two weeks.


Eight local taxi companies merge into one

Aug 27, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou Taxi Group Ltd was founded yesterday through a merger of eight companies with more than 2,000 taxis. The move is aimed at offsetting competition fueled by taxi-hailing apps. The new company with registered...


439 suspects detained for polluting rivers

Aug 27, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Zhejiang police detained 439 suspects in the first seven months of this year for discharging waste into rivers. Meanwhile, 2.7 billion yuan (US$422 million) was invested across the province to treat polluted rivers...


Volunteers warn tide watchers of risk of drowning

Aug 27, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Volunteers from Ziyang Sub-district hold a banner to warn people the danger of standing too close to the bank of the Qiantang River and getting swept away by the world's most spectacular tidal bore, a phenomenon that occurs twice a month due to the gravitational pull of the moon. Every year dozens of people are washed away as they climb over the embankment and some are drowned. The next tidal bore will happen on Monday and is expected to draw big crowds.


Qiandao Lake bike route reaches 140km

Aug 26, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The bike road around Qiandao Lake has been expanded to 140 kilometers, making it the longest boulevard in China. Chunyang section of the road has opened to cyclists. It connects with other sections of the cycling...


Su Causeway takes on new look

Aug 26, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The Su Causeway in West Lake has its lawns covered with synthetic sheets to protect newly-sowed grass seeds from birds and to retain soil moisture. The lawns were waterlogged with incessant rains lately and grasses died. Park officials said the sheets will be removed in about one week when new grasses crop up.


Hangzhou remains 2nd most congested city in Q2

Aug 26, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou is the second most congested city in China, according to the second quarter data collected by the navigation service company, AutoNavi. Beijing ranked first, followed by Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Ji'nan, Dalian,...


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