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Man identified after saving a girl from local river

Wang Mengjie, a customer service representative of Wasu Group, a media company in Hangzhou, saved a 10-year-old girl from drowning on Tuesday as he was on his way to work. Wang was walking along a river when he heard...

Aug 19, 2016


Qiangtang River feeds into downtown waterways

Water from the Qiantang River is channeled into Jianggan District by the newly built Sanbao drainage and irrigation station. The water is purified before it flows into the city's water system.

Aug 18, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Inter-city railway to connect Haining with Hangzhou in 2020

Haining City Government inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Zhejiang Province Transport Investment Group yesterday to build an inter-city railway between Hangzhou and Haining. The inter-city railway...

Aug 18, 2016


New guidebook for foreign visitors in Hangzhou

The Hangzhou Tourism Commission and The Commercial Press held a book launch yesterday for an English-language guidebook "Hangzhou at A Glance". The 256-page travel guide has 10 chapters, each with a theme and containing...

Aug 18, 2016


Pay bus fare with Alipay

Hangzhou residents are now able to use Alipay, an online payment tool, to pay the bus fare on No.506 Bus. Hangzhou Bus Group will test the payment system between August 16 and December 30 on the 20 buses on which...

Aug 17, 2016


Student-built machine washes hands with air

Seven Zhejiang University students invented a machine that uses air for hand "washing." The device works by compressing air and blowing it with a tiny amount of vapor to remove dirt and bacteria from hands. The foot-peddled...

Aug 17, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou protects Grand Canal through legislation

Those who destroy or pollute the Grand Canal heritage in Hangzhou will face a fine up to 100,000 yuan (US$15,083), according to the regulation draft on protecting the world heritage. The draft was approved yesterday...

Aug 17, 2016


Odd-even traffic ban to speed up traffic for G20 guests

Hangzhou will impose an odd-even traffic ban from August 28 to September 6 to ensure smooth traffic during the G20 summit. Private cars can only drive on alternating days based on the last digit of their plate numbers. The...

Aug 16, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Officials brief media on preparations for G20 summit

The G20 Leaders Summit will take place in Hangzhou in 20 days and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a press conference yesterday to brief journalists on the preparation of the high-level meeting of world leaders. Hangzhou...

Aug 16, 2016


Chinese president to host Hangzhou G20 summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will host the Group of 20 (G20) summit scheduled for Sept. 4-5 in China's eastern city of Hangzhou, the Foreign Ministry announced Monday. Xi will also attend relevant events, including...

Aug 16, 2016 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily