Warnings about a mollycoddled generation

WU Haiyan, deputy principal of Hangzhou Dongyuan Primary School, became something of an Internet phenomenon after she urged parents and grandparents to stop spoiling their children.

Her appeal came several

Mar 28, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

A boy's memories of seasons by West Lake inspire the artist decades on

STUDENTS were discouraged from going to school around half a century ago, so a Hangzhou boy played around West Lake every day from dawn to dark. As he grew up into an artist, the water became one of his

Mar 27, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Keeping alive 'shimmering' Zhuang skills

IN China's vast land, cultures and customs vary from north to south; east to west.

In the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, some people still wear their shimmering traditional black and blue

Mar 27, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Divorces on the rise

LAST year, 21,033 Hangzhou couples filed for divorce, 10.3 percent more than in 2015, while 63,260 couple married, a drop of 6.5 percent year on year, the Hangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau said.

The bureau

Mar 24, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

A store for bookworms

A women-oriented bookstore will open in downtown Hangzhou tomorrow.

The 24-hour bookstore will also feature an art gallery, coffee bar, tea lounge, kids' corner, and creative work-shop for women, as

Mar 24, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Competing for a place on the catwalk

Models wait for an audition in Hangzhou. More than 200 models from home and abroad showed off their catwalk skills seeking a job. Hangzhou, where e-commerce giant Taobao is headquartered, has a large number of e-retailers and clothes companies, and they have a high demand for models.

Mar 24, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Artist serves local delicacies on a canvas

HANGZHOU-BASED artist Jin Minghua has combined her talent in the arts and love of cuisines to cook up a series of paintings and artworks that were recently exhibited at Palais des Nations, the United

Mar 23, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Perfect Hangzhou destinations to welcome spring

IN summer, Hangzhou's West Lake is thronged with travelers who come to admire its undulating lotus flowers. In autumn, it's the fiery red, yellow and orange maple leaves that lure tourists from far and

Mar 22, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Age is no barrier to learning new things

IT'S said you are never too old to learn. One school in Hangzhou has successfully put that to the test. The Jingjiang Senior Citizen School started its spring semester last week, with more than 180 people

Mar 21, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Patience is the key in restoring ancient books

ZHAO Ling had never imagined she would attract more than 100,000 viewers on her live stream platform on March 3. During the online broadcast, the 48-year-old book-repair master showed off her studio and

Mar 20, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily