Police tackles problem of illegal parking

A policeman removes randomly parked bikes from Dengyun Road yesterday. The city launched a new drive, the fifth this year, to punish offenders for illegal parking of bikes and vehicles. Police handled nearly 800,000 cases and punished about 20,000 violators in three months. People are reminded to park bikes in designated areas and bike-sharing companies are told to strengthen management.

Mar 31, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Efficient method keeps river clean

A sanitation worker uses two mini boats to pull a drift net along a river in Hangzhou to remove floating trash. The picture was taken yesterday on downtown Yanshan River along Tianmushan Road. The new method can tidy up river surface with much more efficiency than traditional ways.

Mar 30, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou student to join public speaking competition in London

Chen Yixian, a student of Hangzhou No. 2 High School, will take part in the International Public Speaking Competition Grand Final in London in May. Chen is the only high school student from China to join the contest....

Mar 30, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Cards, not QR codes, required to borrow public bikes

Hangzhou Public Bike Company yesterday denied an online rumor that people need to scan a QR code with their phones to borrow and return public bikes, instead of swiping a card. The company said the existing rental...

Mar 30, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Driver Turns up Car Lights to Protect Crying Woman

What will you do when you see a woman crying in the middle of the road at midnight? A good-hearted driver in Hangzhou saw a woman squatting in the middle of the road on his way home about 12:30am on March 25. The...

Mar 29, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Tulips transform Tonglu village into paradise

An undulating and motley carpet of tulip flowers fascinates visitors to Dipu Village, Tonglu County. The village is famous for its flowering fields, about the size of 30 standard football fields combined. This year, the village planted tulips imported from the Netherlands for the first time.

Mar 29, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Metro Line 7 to offer faster access to airport

Metro Line 7 from downtown Hangzhou to Xiaoshan International Airport will have 24 stations, according to the project plan made public yesterday. The 40-kilometer subway will start from Wushan Square and stop at Hangzhou...

Mar 29, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Take caution when driving during Qingming Festival

Cars with seven seats or less can drive toll-free during the Qingming Festival from Sunday to next Tuesday. However, drivers are advised to avoid the G60 Expressway (Hangzhou-Jinhua-Quzhou) and the Jiande service...

Mar 28, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

New tea is coming

Workers pick tea leaves in a plantation on the outskirts of Hangzhou. Leaves harvested before the Qingming Festival in early April is called ming qian cha or pre-festival tea. This year's harvest season was delayed about one week by cold weather and continuous rain.

Mar 28, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Sites selected for Qiandao Lake seaplane base

The Chun'an Port and Shipping Administration selected three sites for a proposed seaplane base on the picturesque Qiandao Lake, also called Thousand-Island Lake. The three recommended sites are Jinxian Bay, Santan...

Mar 28, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily