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Officials join citizens to remove snow

About 700 deputies to the Yuhang District People's Congress and Yuhang Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference used shovels and brooms to clear roads of snows yesterday. More than 35,000...

Jan 21, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Donation sought for Guangxi orghans

Hangzhou Orphan Care Foundation is calling for donations to help a schoolgirl in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. "Dear uncles and aunties, 200 yuan only means a dinner to you but it is enough for my one-year tuition;...

Jan 21, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou girls sell buffet for charity

Huanglong Hotel in Hangzhou has found a new way to raise charity funds by inviting 25 good-looking girls to sell buffet tickets next week. All the proceeds will be used to set up five libraries in poor regions. It...

Jan 21, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Mayor visits poor homes amid snow

Hangzhou Mayor Shao Zhanwei visited some needy families in Jianggan District despite a blizzard on Tuesday. Shao Zhanwei went to the home of Xu Jianhua in Zuyuan Community. Xu, a cancer patient for many years, burst...

Jan 20, 2011 | Source: Jianggan District Website/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Snowfall to stop tomorrow

The snowfall which began in Hangzhou on Tuesday is expected to stop tomorrow, weathermen said. Medium snow and overcast weather will continue today with temperatures between minus 1 degree and 1 degree Celsius. Tomorrow...

Jan 20, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Business Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Xiaoshan airport closed due to snow

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport was closed temporarily from 4:30am today. Some flights were cancelled due to the suspension, which may affect nearly 400 flights today. About 2,000 workers and servicemen are...

Jan 20, 2011 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Filmmakers favor Xixi Creative Industry Park

Xixi Creative Industry Park in Hangzhou was named "model film-making base" yesterday. Eight film and TV companies have set up headquarters or studios in the park and their combined revenue topped 370 million yuan...

Jan 19, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


5th Electronics Expo to open in April

The Internet of Things, robots and vintage home appliances will be the highlights of the 5th China Hangzhou Electronics Expo from April 21 to 24. The expo, themed "IT boosts low-carbon economy," will have six halls...

Jan 19, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


24-hour public bike stations increase to 40

Hangzhou Public Transport Group will add five 24-hour public bike service stations, bringing the total to 40 across the city from February 1. The city will set up 120 more bike stations in the near future. The group...

Jan 19, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Business Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Heavy snow may snarl traffic

Big snow is forecasted in Hangzhou from today to Thursday, local weathermen said. Snow started this morning as temperatures dropped to minus 1 degree Celsius. The city's minimum temperature will remain at minus 1...

Jan 18, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily