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...


Local watchdog seals meat from Shanghai Husi Food after scandal

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

Hangzhou food safety inspectors have seized all the products from Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd after visiting 275 fast food chain restaurants in the city in the past four days. Husi Food which supplies meat to fast food...


Stray dog turns out to be a fox

Jul 24, 2014

A fox was mistaken for a stray dog by some urban management officers who caught it in a neighborhood in Banshan District and was sent to the Hangzhou Polar Ocean Park after its true nature was found out. A few days...


389,000 applicants to vie for 6,750 car plates

Jul 24, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A total of 389,009 individuals and institutions will participate in this month's car plate lottery and their chance of winning is 1.7 percent, Hangzhou traffic authorities said yesterday. This month 382,590 individuals...


Dates set for trial service of Metro Line 2, Line 4

Jul 24, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The southeast section of Hangzhou Metro Line 2 and the first phase of Metro Line 4 will start trial operation in November and next January respectively, officials said yesterday. Metro Line 2 has 13 stations, each...


Air control causes flight delays and cancellations

Jul 23, 2014

Flights delays and cancellations caused chaos at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport starting from Monday and the situation will continue until mid-August, civil aviation authorities said. The situation is caused...


Local hospitals see a rising number of foreign visitors

Jul 23, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Public hospitals in Hangzhou treat more than 10,000 foreign patients every year because of their advanced facilities, good skills and services, and traditional Chinese therapies. As Hangzhou becomes increasingly international,...


Customs officers seize 22 pet spiders smuggled from Hungary

Jul 23, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou Customs' Wenzhou Office found 22 live tarantula spiders in a mail package from Hungary on Monday and the sender violated China's animal and plant quarantine law. The 22 spiders were put in plastic containers...


Man passes free-tea tradition to young volunteers

Jul 22, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Gu Zhonggen, a retiree in his 60s, is a Hangzhou celebrity. He serves herbal tea to passers-by people at the crossroad of Jiefang Road and Jianguo Road every summer, a tradition started by his grandmother 37 years...


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