City to hold public hearing on water price hike

Aug 12, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou may raise its water price to offset rising costs and encourage water saving, the city's water authority said yesterday. The current price is 1.85 yuan (US$0.3) per cubic meter of water. It consists of water...


Air-conditioned train station lures badminton fans

Aug 12, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


New facilities for the handicapped

Aug 12, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Cooler week with intermittent rains

Aug 11, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

This week will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. The temperature will stay mostly under 30 degrees Celsius, local forecasters said. Today is overcast with showers in parts of the city in the...


Nobel author in dialogue with local writer

Aug 11, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Nobel prize-winning British author V. S. Naipaul and Zhejiang Writers Association chairman Mai Jia will hold a dialogue at Hangzhou Library this Thursday afternoon. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature...


Our gifts for daddies

Aug 11, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Young girls in the city's Wentian Community, near the Xixi Wetland Park, show off their hand-drawn Father's Day cards on Friday. August 8th is China's Father's Day as "8.8" pronounces as papa in Chinese.


Alibaba's IPO may herald the end of US e-commerce dominance

Aug 10, 2014 | Source: Others/Edited by Shanghai Daily

In 1995, 31-year-old Jack Ma, a former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, who had recently started a translation company, took a trip to Seattle. A friend there showed Ma his personal computer and how to surf the...


National Fitness Day celebrated in city

Aug 9, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A boy plays a hula hoop at Huanglong Sports Center yesterday, the 6th National Fitness Day. Sports competitions including basketball, soccer, cycling and push-up attracted nearly 400 residents to participate in. Fun activities for adults and children last till today.


Kung fu master offers free class to fellow residents

Aug 8, 2014

Hangzhou kung fu master Chen Guoxin is teaching children in his community to practice tai chi and martial arts during their summer break. The 66-year-old vice chairman of the Hangzhou Martial Arts Association lives...


City buses to have security guards on board

Aug 8, 2014 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou will deploy security guards on city buses to ensure the safety of passengers, officials said yesterday. The guards will watch out for acts of arson and terrorism and they will be posted on buses of some main...


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