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City honors scientific achievements

An immuno-suppressant medicine developed to help children accept organ transplants won the top prize in Hangzhou's Award Conference for Innovative Urban Construction and Science and Technology on April 1. The medicine,...

Apr 2, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily


Wasu wins Internet TV license

Wasu has officially been awarded the first batch of Internet TV licenses issued by the State Administration of Radio Film and Television. This represents the third qualification for Wasu's network convergence business...

Apr 1, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily


Bagua Field in bloom

Hangzhou's Bagua Field, an octagon-shaped farm fashioned after the ancient Book of Changes symbol, is in full bloom with cole flowers. The flowers have been planted over 10 mu of land this year, double last year's...

Apr 1, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily


Cards only for public parking

Cash payment will no longer be accepted in public parking areas after June 1, the City Management Office of Hangzhou announced on March 31. Until then, both cash and cards will be used to pay parking fees. Drivers...

Apr 1, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily


Hangzhou to expand bike-rent scheme

PUBLIC bicycle stations will be expanded to provide convenience for residents in the outskirts of Hangzhou. About 1,000 bicycles will be available to rent at 35 service stations at Xiasha Town of Jianggan District...

Mar 30, 2010


Hangzhou chooses red for Metro trains

Hangzhou Metro Group has chosen red as the main color of its Metro Line 1 trains. The group is inviting Hangzhou residents to vote for the appearance and interior design plans at Hangzhou Urban Construction Exhibit...

Mar 30, 2010


Hangzhou limits traffic over travel peak

Traffic police in Hangzhou plan to limit traffic around West Lake during the peak travel period through May. Police plan to limit vehicles on Nanshan Road and Hupao Road at the south of West Lake by allowing cars...

Mar 30, 2010


First tunnel under Qiantang digs through

The first tunnel under Qiantang River has been completed digging and will open to the public at the end of the year. The 5,352-meter long Qingchun Road Tunnel connects downtown with Xiaoshan District. The tunnel will...

Mar 30, 2010


Rain and Droughts

The Hangzhou Weather Station confirmed that on March 21 the smog and sandstorm that filled the air set a new local record for air pollution. China's experienced unusual weather patterns over the last two months....

Mar 29, 2010


Japanese Cherry (Sakura)

The spectacular Japanese cherry blossoms at the Prince Bay Park attracted 10,000 people last weekend. The park was so packed that the authorities began to worry people may get hurt. Around 20 percent of the tulips...

Mar 29, 2010