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First tunnel under Qiantang digs through

The first tunnel under Qiantang River has been completed digging and will open to the public at the end of the year. The 5,352-meter long Qingchun Road Tunnel connects downtown with Xiaoshan District. The tunnel will...

Mar 30, 2010


Rain and Droughts

The Hangzhou Weather Station confirmed that on March 21 the smog and sandstorm that filled the air set a new local record for air pollution. China's experienced unusual weather patterns over the last two months....

Mar 29, 2010


Japanese Cherry (Sakura)

The spectacular Japanese cherry blossoms at the Prince Bay Park attracted 10,000 people last weekend. The park was so packed that the authorities began to worry people may get hurt. Around 20 percent of the tulips...

Mar 29, 2010


Egg-drawing Campaign

Children from the city's Gudong residential community are participating in an egg-drawing campaign to welcome the upcoming Shanghai Expo 2010 on March 22. Zhejiang province has earmarked RMB 48 billion for railway...

Mar 29, 2010


West Lake traffic

THE West Lake Scenic Area will be under weekend traffic control through the end of May to ease congestion as tourists flock to the lake in warmer weather. From 8:30am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday, Nanshan Road...

Mar 26, 2010


Weird weather makes tea costly

CHANGEABLE weather, heavy rain and snow have made Hangzhou's famous Dragon Well (Longjing) tea more costly as the harvest will be smaller. The prime and costliest Dragon Well tea, known as Mingqian tea, is picked...

Mar 25, 2010 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Wedding bell tolls for big business

WEDDING bells are ringing up big business in Hangzhou, China's "Capital of Love," as the city famed for many romantic stories since ancient times is forging ahead to build itself into a national "marriage destination."...

Mar 19, 2010


Hangzhou sells famous food for the soul on many eats street

HANGZHOU is building its sixth food street, 1,400-meter-long food section of Zhongshan Road S., featuring barbecue, noodles, dumplings, snacks and other dishes from around China. Construction, which begins this...

Mar 1, 2010