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Liangzhu Archaeology Park opening soon

Liangzhu National Archaeology Park is set to open next Tuesday in Yuhang District of Hangzhou. The 25-square-kilometer park consists of Liangzhu Ruins, Liangzhu Museum and some other historical sites. The park is...

Mar 3, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Smoking ban observed in more venues

Hangzhou has fined 116 public venues, including restaurants and hospitals, a total of 76,100 yuan (US$11,358) for violating the city's anti-smoking regulation in the past 12 months. Local health authorities have...

Mar 2, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


GDA Plaza fire put out, causing no casualty

A big fire in a 12-storey department store in downtown Hangzhou was put out at noon yesterday. No casualties were reported. The fire broke out at 12:12pm in the GDA Plaza on Yan'an Road. More than 140 firefighters...

Mar 2, 2011 | Source: Zhejiang News Online/Translated by Shanghai Daily


More electric taxies to roam Hangzhou streets

Hangzhou New Energy Taxi Co plans to field 200 battery-powered taxies this year. It already has 30 electric cars in operation, cutting 6,000 cubic meters of emissions every day. One of the electric taxi drivers made...

Mar 2, 2011


Shao paints better life at TV roundtable

Hangzhou Mayor Shao Zhanwei outlined life improvement goals during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015) at a televised roundtable last night. Per capita income will grow by 11 percent for urban residents and...

Mar 1, 2011 | Source: City Express/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Part of Metro Line 2 operational in 2013

The southern section of Metro Line 2 in Hangzhou is expected to go into operation by the end of 2013. The 18-kilometer subway will have 13 stations, all under construction now. The southern section is the first phase...

Mar 1, 2011 | Source: City Express/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Mayor meets Finland diplomat

Hangzhou Mayor Shao Zhanwei met with Matti Heimonen, the consul-general of Finland in Shanghai, yesterday. Shao told his guest that Hangzhou hoped to strengthen its exchange and cooperation with Finland, especially...

Mar 1, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Mayor's dialogue with citizens on air tonight

A special program featuring Hangzhou Mayor Shao Zhanwei having a discussion with experts and local residents on the city's Five-Year Plan will be broadcasted at 8pm today on Hangzhou TV, www.hangzhou.com.cn, and FM89...

Feb 28, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


Cold front brings rain and chill this week

Another cold front is barreling through the Hangzhou region and will bring the lowest temperature down to 2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the weatherman said. Today has drizzle with temperatures between 6 and 8 degrees,...

Feb 28, 2011 | Source: Hangzhou Daily/Translated by Shanghai Daily


A cup of tea serves as warning to officials

Disciplinary authorities in the city's Gongsu District have adopted "a-cup-of-tea" practice to prevent official corruption. They have invited 10 district-level officials to tea in the past six months and the practice...

Feb 28, 2011 | Source: Oriental Morning Post/Translated by Shanghai Daily