Red lanterns greet lunar New Year

Feb 2, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Festive lanterns and auspicious Chinese knots adorn lamp poles along a street in Xiasha area, Jianggan District. Local authorities also put out 100,000 pots of flowers on major streets to celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 8 and the Lantern Festival on February 22.


Mayor outlines economic, social targets in work report

Feb 2, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou will reach the target of becoming a well-off society and lay the foundation of a world-class city during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), Mayor Zhang Hongming said in a government work report at...


Hangzhou among first few to join Global Network of Learning Cities

Feb 2, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou has been the first Chinese city to join the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. The city also took the national lead to provide 15-year compulsory education from kindergarten to senior high school....


New plan adds five subways to local Metro system

Feb 1, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou will have 10 Metro lines totaling more than 400 kilometers by 2020, according to the city's revised master plan which was approved by the State Council recently. Initially, Hangzhou authorities planned for...


Wet and cold weather until Saturday

Feb 1, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Sleet fell on Sunday evening and turned into moderate snow overnight. The rainy and snowy weather is expected to last three days, local forecasters said. Monday is mainly overcast but Tuesday will turn to cloudy with...


New visa policy for visitors in transit

Feb 1, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

In a move aimed at boosting business and tourism, visitors from 51 countries have been entitled to spend six days in the Yangtze Delta without first obtaining a visa if they are in transit to other countries. The...


Blind man gets help to board the train home

Feb 1, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Kong Xiangchao, a blind man, is led to his seat on G166 high-speed train yesterday at Hangzhou East Railway Station. Kong works in a massage shop in Hangzhou and booked his ticket for his hometown in Shandong Province by phone. Realizing that he is disabled, the station sent an employee to accompany him all the way from his shop to the station free of charge.


Hangzhou Tourism Commission sponsors 'The Night Before' concert

Jan 31, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

In an effort to increase awareness of the rich travel offerings in Hangzhou, China, the Hangzhou Tourism Commission (HTC) is engaging in a three part promotion during America's biggest sporting and entertainment event,...


Alibaba's 32% jump in revenue beats forecast

Jan 30, 2016 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw its revenue jump 32 percent year on year for the quarter ending in December, it said in a statement on Thursday, despite slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. Alibaba,...


People are getting married later and later

Jan 29, 2016 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

The average age of first marriage is 28.8 for men and 27.1 for women in Hangzhou last year, about 1 year later than that of 2014, the Hangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau said yesterday. The city registered 50,408 first...


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