2 towns with Chinese characteristics to be preserved

THE Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has named two Hangzhou towns on its list of unique towns. Local governments are required to preserve the original culture and protect the local ways of life of these...

Aug 2, 2017

Old factory sites get a creative makeover

MOST old state-owned factories in inner areas of Hangzhou downtown area have been razed to make room for office buildings, apartments and parks, but authorities are also coming up with more creative ways

Aug 1, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Exhibition records army's progress

TO commemorate the 90th Army Day on August 1, Zhejiang Art Museum is holding an exhibition of more than 60 paintings, scripts, and photographs themed on military life and wars until August 21. Visitors

Jul 31, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

GDP up 8.1% in six months

HANGZHOU'S gross domestic product rose 8.1 percent in the first six months of the year to 568.9 billion yuan (US$83.66 billion), according to Hangzhou Statistics Bureau.

The growth rate is 1.2 percentage

Jul 28, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Heat to affect Longjing tea

HANGZHOU continues to boil in scorching heat and tea farmers fear the output of Longjing tea will drop next year.

The heat wave swept Zhejiang Province and the entire east China about two weeks ago and

Jul 28, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Urban renovation plans

HANGZHOU authorities plan to complete the renovation of 178 urban villages before the end of 2020 to raise the living standard of residents.

In Zhuantang community, the renovation of nine villages with

Jul 28, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Getting an early brief on traditional medicine

Three students in traditional Chinese dress study a variety of traditional Chinese medicine at Hangzhou's Fang Hui Chun Tang, a renowned traditional Chinese medicine store, on Monday. A total of 18 students took part in the event under the guidance of professional pharmacists.

Jul 28, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Innovation hub in Gongshu

THE State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Hangzhou government signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to jointly establish an international entrepreneurship and innovation hub

Jul 28, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Authentic Huimin Road eateries still flourishing

THE name of Huimin Road originated from an episode about Su Dongpo, the famed writer, artist, pharmacologist, gastronome and statesmen who was the mayor of Hangzhou during the Song Dynasty (960–1279).


Jul 27, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

G20 Summit venues are now open to visitors

THE 12th G20 Summit held earlier this month in Hamburg reminded people of the last G20 Summit that took place in Hangzhou.

During the summit in Hangzhou, the city presented the grand expo center to the

Jul 26, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily