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Sewage treatment through natural process

This artificial wetland in a sewage treatment plant in Lin'an, a small city west of Hangzhou, was put to use yesterday. About the size of 20 football fields, the wetland purifies wastewater through the natural process. The plant also has five greenhouses with over 20 kinds of aquatic plants to absorb nitrogen and phosphorus from urban sewage.

Apr 18, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou among top 3 mainland cities favored by expats

Hangzhou ranked third among the 10 most attractive Chinese cities for foreign professionals last year, on the top-10 list for seven years running. The list was made by a jury of 30 foreigners working in China, including...

Apr 18, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou drafts rules as rental bikes exceed 170,000

More than 170,000 rental bikes have been deployed on Hangzhou streets for the convenience of commuters. However, the bike-sharing boom also led to new problems such as vandalism, traffic violation and random parking. Hangzhou...

Apr 18, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Cloudy week with brief showers forecasted

People walk in the blazing sun yesterday in the West Lake area as the temperature hit 31.7 degrees Celsius.

Apr 17, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Man detained for smoking on plane

A man was detained for smoking in the toilet on an international flight from Bangkok to Hangzhou on Saturday night. Police at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport received a call from an airline attendant at 8:29pm...

Apr 17, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


River clean-up campaign in full swing

Workers are dredging the filthy Xitang River in Yuhang District yesterday. River treatment is high on the government agenda this year. The Zhejiang Provincial Government has decided to clean up all polluted rivers by year end, three years ahead of the original plan. Zhejiang has some 130,000 kilometers of rivers. Many of them are contaminated.

Apr 17, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Xu Liyi elected mayor of Hangzhou

Xu Liyi was elected mayor of Hangzhou at the 3rd plenary session of the 13th municipal People's Congress held at Zhejiang Great Hall of the People yesterday afternoon. Yu Yuemin was elected director of the Standing...

Apr 14, 2017


Sun Yang snatches golds at national swimming championship

Sun Yang, 25, clinched his third gold medal at National Swimming Championship in Qingdao of East China's Shandong Province by winning the men's 800m freestyle in 7 minutes 48.33 seconds, which is the third best record...

Apr 14, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Ticket prices of D-lettered trains to go up

Ticket prices of bullet trains between Hangzhou and Ningbo, Wenzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen with the speed at 200-250 kilometers an hour will be raised on April 21. Ticket prices of trains starting with letter D from...

Apr 14, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Xiacheng takes lead in waste sorting program

A garbage truck empties bins on a road in Xiacheng District yesterday. The yellow truck is the first in the city to collect sorted domestic waste. So far, 18 communities with 8,037 households in the district have colored bins for waste classification: green for organic kitchen waste, yellow for dry refuse, and white for mixed waste. The city's sanitation department introduced the waste sorting system in 2009 and will expand it citywide.

Apr 13, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily