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One man dies in early morning fire in Hangzhou

A seven-floor apartment building in Hangzhou's Zhaohui Residential Community caught fire in the early hours of Tuesday. One resident was killed by fire and 15 others were rescued by firefighters. According to witnesses,...

Mar 24, 2011 | Source: Xinhua/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Desalination equipment base goes into production

China's largest seawater desalination equipment manufacturing base went into operation yesterday in Hangzhou. Its investor, China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), said the facility will mainly produce reverse...

Mar 23, 2011 | Source: City Express/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Forest parks sprawling over Xiaoshan hills

Several forest parks are under construction in the Puyangjiang Eco Economic Zone in the city's southern Xiaoshan District. Two of them, Dayanshan Forest Park and Daolinshan Forest Park, stretch 980 hectares and 670...

Mar 23, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Binjiang forms agricultural traders' association

An association of agricultural traders was founded yesterday in Binjiang District with an initial number of 30 members who pledge to provide good services to consumers on a unified trading platform. "It took us about...

Mar 23, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


HKUST to build another R&D center in Yuhang

The city's Yuhang District is cooperating with Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) to develop applications for the Internet of Things and will set up an IoT application center in Hangzhou. HKUST,...

Mar 22, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Digital system to deal with urban issues

Thirty Hangzhou residents have been invited to experience "Digital Urban Management," a demonstration to be held in Wushan Square next Monday and they will deal with some daily problems together with urban management...

Mar 22, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Ex vice mayor and his wife stand trial

The former vice mayor of Hangzhou and his wife went on trial on Friday and Monday respectively for bribery and money laundering, involving more than 260 million yuan. Xu Maiyong was accused of taking bribes and embezzling...

Mar 22, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Man punished for rumor that caused panic buying

A Hangzhou citizen was held in administrative detention for ten days and fined 500 yuan on Sunday for spreading online rumors about the consequence of Japan's quake-ravaged Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The 31-year-old...

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


Leisure Expo pavilion to feature 100 cities and companies

A carnival-style pavilion will be constructed as the theme pavilion of the 2nd World Leisure Expo in Hangzhou, the event organizer revealed recently. The theme pavilion will be located in the city's Baima Lake Ecological...

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


Outstanding papers in urban studies awarded

The first Urban Studies Appraisal Meeting took place on Saturday in Hangzhou and 11 papers were awarded gold and silver prizes by a jury of experts. All the research papers collected for the meeting since last May...

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