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Thousand-year-old lotus seeds come to life

This vat of lotuses attract a lot of attention in front of Chengxiang Hall on the West Lake because they grow from seeds excavated in 2015 at a site of ruins belonging to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in Shandong Province. These seeds germinated successfully after nearly a thousand years of sleep and the ancient lotuses are on display at the West Lake.

May 9, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


City to invest 170b yuan this year in 563 construction projects

A total of 170 billion yuan (US$25 billion) will be invested in 563 construction projects in Hangzhou this year. Geely, owner of Swedish carmaker Volvo, will launch an electric car manufacturing facility in 2017 after...

May 9, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Xiaoshan airport opens check-in facility in Tonglu

The new check-in facility of Xiaoshan International Airport in Tonglu City, southwest of Hangzhou.

May 9, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


A cloudy, rainy week with no clue about real summer

This week will be mostly cloudy with occasional rains and the temperature will go up from a high of 23 degrees Celsius today to 27 degrees tomorrow and 31 degrees on Thursday, local meteorologists said. There will...

May 8, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Rural park entices visitors with massive flower fields

A colorful tapestry of flowers and lawns emerged in Panbanqiao Village of Jingshan Town, Yuhang District. It is part of the Dajingshan National Rural Park, a concept initiated by Jingshan Town in February 2016. The first phase of the rural park has been constructed and opened to the public this month.

May 8, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou.Me a program to introduce traditional culture

A woman artist plays guqin, a seven-stringed plucked Chinese instrument, at the Hangzhou.Me activity of Hangzhou Kerry Center.

May 8, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Alibaba partners with Argentina to expand trade

Alibaba Group signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Argentina on Wednesday to build new trade opportunities as overseas countries are betting on increasing of demand for imported goods and are...

May 8, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Fallout of north China sandstorm felt in Hangzhou

Hangzhou is slightly polluted today as a big sandstorm in north China carried dust and pollutants to the city. The situation will continue tomorrow, according to the Hangzhou Environment Monitoring Center. The pollution...

May 5, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Fantastic light show in Tonglu

A park in Tonglu, a county-level city southwest of Hangzhou, turns into a fantasy world with colorful lights. Tonglu is midway between Hangzhou and Qiandao Lake, literally Thousand-Isle Lake. With the arrival of Lixia, a solar term on Chinese calendar to mark the start of summer, Tonglu is expecting more tourists on their way to the lake resort.

May 5, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily


Zoo keepers wanted to look after big animals

Hangzhou Zoo is recruiting four workers to take care of lions, leopards, bears, tigers and giraffes that are big eaters. New zoo keepers are required to feed these animals, clean their excrement, work on night shifts,...

May 5, 2017 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily