Man travels on single-bamboo raft

May 16, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A farmer shows his balancing skill while rowing a bamboo pole on the Xin'an River in Jiande County yesterday. Fang Shuyun, 51, began to practice the stunt after he failed to catch the last bus home one night in 2014. He found a piece of bamboo drifting down the river and had the idea of using it like a raft to cross the river. He fell into water several times but found it is possible to stand on the rod and row it forward. He is now very good at maneuvering the single-bamboo float and his stunt has drawn many admirers on the Internet.


Hangzhou adds train services after new railway schedule adopted

May 16, 2016

Hangzhou East Railway Station added 18 train services after China changed the national train schedule last Saturday. The new services include high-speed trains to Longyan, Fuzhou and Xiamen in southeastern Fujian...


Cold snap puts off summer, rainy weekend expected

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

Rains since Friday have sent the mercury down and delayed the coming of summer, local meteorologists said. The average temperature from last Tuesday to Friday stayed above 22 degrees Celsius. But the maximum temperature...


Seattle, Hangzhou vow cooperation in trade, tech, e-commerce

May 15, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed a vow of economic partnership with his counterpart in Hangzhou, a key tech and e-commerce hub in China. The memorandum of understanding, which promises to increase cooperation in fields...


Alibaba sets up SB Cloud JV for Japan

May 14, 2016 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Alibaba yesterday announced a joint venture with Japanese telecom operator SoftBank to provide cloud-computing services in Japan. The firm, SB Cloud, will be 60 percent owned by SoftBank and 40 percent owned by Alibaba....


Drills mark Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day

May 13, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A woman performs first aid on a dummy as others look on in a fire drill held in the city's Tianshui Community yesterday. About 66,000 people in schools, companies and neighborhoods in Hangzhou joined various drills to mark the National Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day on May 12, the day when a magnitude-8 earthquake killed 87,164 people in Wenchuan, southwestern Sichuan Province, in 2008.


New rule requires a charging post for every parking space

May 13, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A scarcity of charging posts is the main problem affecting the sales of electric cars and Hangzhou authorities have ruled that all new residential communities must have charging facilities. According to a new regulation...


Cold front to bring rain this weekend

May 13, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A cold front is coming and will bring rain and a drop in temperature this weekend, local forecasters said. Today is overcast with a maximum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Tomorrow will be sunny and the mercury...


CES Asia features amazing technology

May 12, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Virtual reality, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence will be the spotlights at the CES Asia 2016 exhibition, the Asian version of the world's biggest consumer electronics fair. Alibaba, Huawei, Intel...


Local water consumption equals to 243 West Lakes

May 12, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou consumed 3.48 billion cubic meters of water last year, equivalent to the water capacity of 243 West Lakes, the city's forestry and water resources bureau said yesterday. A breakdown shows 2.39 billion cubic...


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