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Taiziwan Park lures flower lovers

Tulips will be blooming in about two weeks and attract crowds to Taiziwan Park in Hangzhou. Cherry blossoms have been delayed for one week by cold weather but will be blooming next week, said Yan Jinsong, a botanist...

Mar 10, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Business Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


East Railway Station to open in first half of 2012

The newly-built Hangzhou East Railway Station for high-speed trains to Shanghai, Nanjing and Ningbo will be put into operation by July 2012. Hangzhou passengers will be able to reach Ningbo in 36 minutes, Shanghai...

Mar 10, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou.com.cn/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Tong Guili meets his Irish counterpart

Hangzhou Vice Mayor Tong Guili met with Mick O'Connell, mayor of Cork City, from Ireland, yesterday. Hangzhou and Cork City have a broad area for cooperation, particularly in high technology and tourism, Tong told...

Mar 10, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Zoo turns into a class on chimpanzees

Hangzhou Zoo has bought six new chimpanzees and will show them to children aged 6 to 12 this Sunday. The zoo has also prepared themed activities for young visitors. Children can visit the chimps' new home where a...

Mar 9, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Business Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Fine for motorists not yielding way to pedestrians

Hangzhou traffic police are getting touch on motorists who don't give the right of way to pedestrians at zebra crossings around the West Lake. From now on till next May, traffic police will fine drivers who do not...

Mar 9, 2011


Irish food festival on Tianyuan Tower

An Irish food festival opened yesterday in the highest revolving restaurant in Hangzhou, which overlooks the scenic Qiantang River. The festival in the J Western Restaurant on the 34th floor of Tianyuan Tower has...

Mar 9, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Hangzhou electric cars grab attention at Beijing science show

Two electric cars made in Hangzhou attracted a lot of attention during a national science and technology exhibition held recently at the National Convention Center in Beijing. The new energy car has bigger interior...

Mar 9, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


One tenth of Hangzhou residents are volunteers

Hangzhou has more than 608,000 registered volunteers, equal to one tenth of the city's population, and they are engaged in various social activities. "We hope more and more Hangzhou residents will join in our volunteer...

Mar 8, 2011 | Source: City Express/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Entrepreneurship contest attracts students worldwide

Hangzhou Entrepreneurship Competition for College Students has received 1,943 project plans, 25 of them from overseas colleges. The 25 project plans were from 15 foreign colleges, including Cambridge University in...

Mar 8, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Robam invites designs for culinary showroom

A cooking utensil giant in Hangzhou is inviting designers around the world to make a plan for China's first cooking experience showroom. The Robam Industrial Group said it would invest 30 million yuan (US$4.5 million)...

Mar 8, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily