Folks in high spirit despite hot weather

Locals enjoy a mist of water from a cooling system and abstract art installations in the shopping street of Yan'an Road yesterday. A new lighting system in downtown Wulin Square was also tested yesterday, attracting thousands of people.

Jun 24, 2016 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Goal set to cut air pollution by 16.9% this year

The city's PM2.5 reading of air pollutants smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter should be lowered by 16.9 percent this year from the 2013 level, Hangzhou environment officials said. They said Hangzhou recorded...

Jun 23, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Alpacas get sheared for hot summer

Workers shear an alpaca at Hangzhou Zoo yesterday. The long-haired mammal which grazes on the Andes mountains in South America needs to have its wool shaved in order to stay cool in hot summer. The zoo has taken different cooling methods for animals from cold regions such as giant pandas, sea lions and golden snub-nose monkeys.

Jun 23, 2016 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

School terms, holiday dates announced

Local primary school and middle school students will start their summer vacation from July 5, the Hangzhou Education Bureau announced yesterday. It said the next semester will run from September 1 to January 20 of...

Jun 23, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

City experiences first scorching day this summer

Visitors are thrilled by a mist of water from a cooling system installed on the Broken Bridge in the West Lake yesterday afternoon as the mercury rose to 36.8 degrees Celsius, marking the first high-temperature day this year. Local forecasters said the hot weather will continue until Saturday. In Lishui, a city in southern Zhejiang Province, the temperature hit 39 degrees yesterday due to the subtropical high.

Jun 22, 2016 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

City mulls idea of launching new tea brand

The Hangzhou municipal government is seeking advice on developing the tea industry and creating another tea trademark in addition to the famous West Lake Longjing Tea. Qiantang Longjing Tea, the new brand the city...

Jun 22, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Elevated freeway to cut bottlenecks in north area

The construction of the elevated Shixiang Road, the main east-west thoroughfare in Gongshu District, will be completed before the end of June. The 6.47-kilometer elevated expressway connects Fengqing Road in the west...

Jun 22, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

US medical students do volunteer work in the city

International students from Loma Linda University in California, USA, and volunteers from Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in Hangzhou show residents of Baitaling Community in Shangcheng District the importance of dental care. The university and the hospital began a volunteer program in 2011 to promote healthy lifestyle, proper use of medicines and medical knowledge among local Chinese.

Jun 21, 2016 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Reasons for loving Hangzhou

Good environment and nice people are among the reasons for foreigners to live in Hangzhou, according to a newly-released video "I'm Waiting for You in Hangzhou." "What I like most about Hangzhou is the West Lake...

Jun 21, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Officials give 2nd briefing on G20 summit preparations

All venues for the G20 Hangzhou summit have been built and preparations for the meeting are proceeding smoothly as planned, officials from the organizing committee told representatives of the G20 countries at a meeting...

Jun 21, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily