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Hangzhou forum on Internet of Things

Hangzhou residents will have a glimpse of the latest technologies when the 2010 China Hangzhou Summit Forum on Internet of Things is held in the city's Zhejiang Great Hall of the People today. The forum displays...

Dec 1, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Agriculture expo draws 250,000 visitors

Thirty two Hangzhou agricultural products won gold medals in the 5-day Zhejiang Agriculture Expo which ended yesterday. Hickory nuts, soft-shelled turtles, honey and soy beans proved very popular during the agricultural...

Dec 1, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Balcony farming on horizon

Vegetables too expensive these days? You can plant tomato, eggplant or cabbage on your balcony or roof terrace. Now, agricultural scientists have developed a technology that let you to grow veggies in a space as...

Dec 1, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Business Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou-Qiandao Lake bus service opens

Buses connecting downtown Hangzhou with the picturesque Qiandao Lake, or Thousand-Island Lake, went into service yesterday. There are seven buses serving the route every day, starting from Huanglong Tourism Center...

Nov 30, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Charity auction to benefit the disabled

More than 180 paintings, porcelains, sculptures and other art works will be auctioned off for charity in Hangzhou. The relatives and students of the late Chinese master painter Tang Yun (1910-1993) donated some of...

Nov 30, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


River tunnel shortens trip to airport

Qingchun Road Tunnel is scheduled to open to traffic on December 28. People traveling from downtown Hanzhou to Xiaoshan International Airport can save at least 20 minutes by going through the tunnel under the Qiantang...

Nov 30, 2010 | Source: Morning Express/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Cloudy weather until Wednesday

Weather in Hangzhou will be mainly cloudy today to Wednesday, the city's meteorological bureau said. It will turn overcast this afternoon and back to cloudy tomorrow with the temperatures between 9 degrees to 17...

Nov 29, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


World's biggest potato dish

A dish made by Hangzhou chefs using 1,294 kilograms of potatoes has been recognized as the biggest edible potato sculpture in the world. The eight chefs from Zhejiang Agriculture and Forest University spent six hours...

Nov 29, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Xiaoshan holds down and feather fair

The 16th Annual China Feather and Down Products Fair and the 2nd Xiaoshan Feather and Down Festival will be held this weekend at the Leisure Expo Garden in Xiaoshan, Hangzhou. More than 60 feather and down garment...

Nov 29, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


HK students visit nursing home

More than 80 Hong Kong and Hangzhou college students visited Hangzhou Social Welfare Center yesterday to cheer on old folks taking part in an annual sports meet.

Nov 26, 2010