SPOTLIGHT

Luring investors to Hangzhou

WEST Lake Expo's 2009 Investment and Cooperation Week opens tomorrow and runs through next Friday. It aims to attract US$1 billion in foreign-investment contracts and 12 billion (US$1.76 billion) in RMB contracts....

Oct 23, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Sweet getaway to savor sweet osmanthus flowers

THIS is the peak season to enjoy sweet osmanthus, the city flower of Hangzhou, and the Manjuelong Village is filled with thousands of fragrant sweet osmanthus trees. It's an autumn tradition to visit the mountainous...

Oct 22, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Hailing Canal New City

CANAL New City, on the Grand Canal of China, will provide tourism, shopping malls, a commercial hub and residential areas. Ground-breaking is expected next fall. Tan Weiyun reports. Canal New City will rise along the...

Oct 21, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Boy's wushu dream comes true

A poor boy defied expectations, worked hard and realized his wushu (martial arts) dream in Hangzhou. And he's still dreaming. Zhang Zuanzhi, 27, has won many wushu prizes, and has become a wushu instructor. He...

Oct 20, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Culture far from madding crowd

THOUGH also crawling with tourists, Hangzhou with its vast lake and nearby hills makes for a breath of fresh air and a great place for expatriates who are living in Shanghai to visit to get a more traditional Chinese...

Oct 19, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Creative juices flowing from concrete factory

PHOENIX Creative International, the launch project of Zhijiang Cultural Creative Town in Hangzhou Zhijiang National Tourist Holiday Resort. is one of the 10 industrial zones of culture and creation supported by the...

Oct 15, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Fantastic fans, splendid swords, umbrellas for sun, rain and status

HANGZHOU is famous for its fans, knives, scissors and swords - and umbrellas. The three are showcased in three newly opened museums near the Grand Canal of China - fans at the northwest of Gongchen Bridge, umbrellas...

Oct 14, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Subtle sounds of ancient guqin instrument attract more players

THE guqin, literally ancient stringed instrument, is the modern name for a plucked seven-stringed Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. A guqin forum and concert held recently in Hangzhou brought together...

Oct 13, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Richest young mogul a Hangzhou gamer and college drop-out

A first-year college drop-out in Hangzhou is listed as China's richest young entrepreneur in a controversial list of 100 wealthiest baby moguls. Tan Weiyun reports. China's list of the 100 richest young entrepreneurs...

Oct 12, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Water town gets face-lift for holiday

TANGQI, a town in Yuhang District, was prosperous in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties as a collection and distribution place for bamboo, wood and mountain products because of its location at the...

Oct 1, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily