Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit orphans

Aug 26, 2014 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

A man pours water over his head to perform the Ice Bucket Challenge two days ago in a department store in Hangzhou. Many local residents took part in the challenge to raise money for orphans. The event organizer

Couple donate daughter's cornea after she fell to death

Aug 26, 2014 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

A grieving couple in Xiaoshan District whose 6-year-old daughter fell out of their 17th floor apartment window yesterday, decided to donate the girl's cornea. Xu Xu was found motionless on the ground below their...

One car plate for every 85 bidders this month

Aug 25, 2014 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

A record 406,697 individuals and institutions will participate in this month's car plate lottery and their chance of winning is only 1.18 percent, compared with 1.2 percent in July, 1.54 percent in June and 2.2 percent...

Zhijiang Bridge now toll-free, but downtown parking more expensive

Aug 25, 2014 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

The 4.7-kilometer Zhijiang Bridge over the Qiantang River became toll free today, making travel from Hangzhou to Tonglu, Fuyang and Qiandao Lake more convenient. The bridge used to charge a toll of 10 yuan (US$1.63)...

Fishermen's wedding to lure tourists

Aug 25, 2014 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

A traditional-style wedding takes place on the Xin'an River in Meicheng, Jiande City, southwest of Hangzhou. The wedding performed by local fishermen yesterday is part of a program to promote tourism in the area.

Equipments installed to prevent square dancers from affecting traffic at railway station

Aug 24, 2014

Changi Airport's passenger traffic grew 1% in Jul, increase fueled by passengers from Hangzhou and other Chinese cities

Aug 23, 2014 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Singapore's Changi Airport handled 4.58 million passengers in July, up 1 percent year on year, with passengers from China registering on-year increase for the first time this year, according to the latest figures...

Integrity bank account helps officials to stay clean

Aug 22, 2014

The Hangzhou government has opened a bank account, coded "581" which sounds like "I don't want" in Chinese pronunciation, for officials to hand in cash and valuable papers they received as gifts but are unable to...

East Railway Station to allocate free space for health buffs

Aug 22, 2014 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou East Railway Station will designate an area in its massive square as a public space for group dancing and badminton. The station has two large squares totaling 140,000 square meters, equal to 20 football...

Underground parking silos, the first in China

Aug 22, 2014 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou is building the country's first underground parking silos to relieve shortage of parking spaces in downtown area. Three silos, 34-meter-deep cylindrical structures, can hold a total of 114 cars and occupy...

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