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Roads closed, bus lines rerouted to make room for train station

Construction has started to build a 400,000-square-meter square for the Hangzhou East Railway Station in the east of the city. Total investment is expected to be 9.8 billion yuan. The square between Xianing Road and...

Aug 19, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Blessing of Buddha takes art form

Hangzhou Song and Dance Theater will stage "Ode to Peace" at Shanghai Grand Theater during next month's Shanghai International Art Festival, announced Chen Shenglai, the festival's chief organizer. The performance...

Aug 18, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Underfunded private museums struggling for survival

A group of students of Hangzhou Electronic Science College recently published a report on the survival of privately-owned museums, drawing public attention to their difficulties to stay open. Hangzhou is a city rich...

Aug 18, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Hot weather drags on despite showers

Hangzhou experienced a big shower around 4pm yesterday. The intersection of Tiyuchang Road and Zhonghe Road had the most rainfall with 40mm of precipitation within an hour. However, the city's other areas were wet...

Aug 18, 2010 | Source: City Express/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Tourism ministers to meet in Hangzhou

Tourism ministers of China, Japan and South Korean will drink tea from imperial tea sets on the West Lake and visit sightseeing spots in Hangzhou during their two-day ministerial conference next week, the Information...

Aug 18, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


More hot days ahead in Hangzhou

A thunderstorm brought by cold air from the north swept through Hangzhou yesterday evening, lowering the city's minimum temperature to 24.5 degrees Celsius, local meteorologists said today. But, the Hangzhou Meteorological...

Aug 17, 2010 | Source: City Express/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Air-raid shelters keep Hangzhou residents cool

More than a million Hangzhou residents have sought cool relief from the scorching heat by staying in the city's underground air-raid shelters, which have been opened as temporary public shelters from heat, the city...

Aug 17, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou recruits Asian Games volunteers

Hangzhou will recruit 10 volunteers to work for the 16th Asian Games to be held in November in Guangzhou. Interested individuals need to submit their applications from today to Thursday at the Hangzhou Volunteers Center,...

Aug 16, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou.com.cn/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou in for another heat wave

Scorching heat will return to Hangzhou tomorrow and stay around until Sunday with the maximum temperature reaching 36 degrees Celsius, the local meteorologist said. Today's highest temperature is expected to be around...

Aug 16, 2010 | Source: City Express/Translated by Shanghai Daily


No electricity for violators of power-saving order

Those who do not comply with the city's electricity control measures for high-temperature days will face power cut-off, Hangzhou officials warned. A prolonged hot spell since August 1 has pushed up power demand and...

Aug 16, 2010 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily