Cancer deaths on rise in Hangzhou

Apr 17, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Roughly one in every 300 Hangzhou residents has cancer and the disease accounted for about one third of deaths in the city last year, local health officials said yesterday. They said lung cancer is the most diagnosed...


Keeping lotuses from predators

Apr 17, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Workers began to enclose pools of lotus in the West Lake with fishing nets and spread bleaching powder in water to keep fish away from lotus plants which are burgeoning and their flowers are a major attraction to tourists. The...


Monkey King's tour de force

Apr 16, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A 62-year-old man surnamed Xie wears the makeup of the Monkey King, a character in the Chinese classic "Journey to the West," and rides a monocycle along West Lake yesterday morning. Xie said he rides the monocycle as an outdoor exercise and has become a known figure to locals for years.


Jiande launches volunteers' Time Bank

Apr 16, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A volunteer shows her Time Bank account book in Cangtang Community of Jiande City yesterday. The Time Bank is designed to encourage more people to provide volunteer services. Jiande is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Hangzhou.


New plan shows city's resolve to fight air pollution

Apr 16, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The Hangzhou government unveiled its new air pollution control plan on its website yesterday to seek public opinions. The city plans to take all fuming vehicles off the road, revive four trolley bus lines, open 80...


Cartoon train sets mood for animation festival

Apr 15, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Li Diancai, 6, is all smiles in a Metro train decorated with cartoon characters. The train on Metro Line 1 is the first in Hangzhou featuring cartoon art. The new décor is a greeting to the 11th China International Animation Festival to be held in the city from April 28 to May 3.


Cartoons make hospital less intimidating

Apr 15, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Children are drawn to cartoon images on a wall in the Pediatrics Department of the Zhejiang People's Hospital. The wall painting was made by students from the China Academy of Arts to cheer up young patients as they receive medical treatment there.


Schoolgirl chained up in car trunk by angry parents

Apr 15, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou police found a schoolgirl chained and tucked in the trunk of a car after receiving a tip-off on Monday night. The caller said he saw a man forcefully pushed the girl into the trunk of his car and drove off...


Linjiang National High-tech Zone established

Apr 14, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou Linjiang National High-tech Zone was officially inaugurated yesterday on the south side of the Qiantang River. It is the second national high-tech zone in the city and the sixth in Zhejiang province. Hangzhou...


Building on fire, hundreds evacuate in time

Apr 14, 2015 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A firefighter helps a man to flee a 7th floor office in a building on Jiaogong Road yesterday afternoon. The fire broke out on the floor occupied by an electronics company and hundreds of people evacuated safely from the building. The fire was brought under control around 3:20pm. Some people suffered injuries but no deaths were reported. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.


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