Hangzhou art in Athens

TRADITIONAL handicrafts and creative products from Hangzhou are a big hit in Greek capital Athens.

The 145 art pieces made of copper, wood, bamboo, silk, paper and ceramic materials were displayed at

May 5, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Tang Dynasty potteries on display

Two visitors take pictures of a delicate pottery which was on display at an exhibition that showcased nearly 100 trio-colored glazed potteries from the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) that were unearthed in Chang'an area (today's Xi'an, capital city of Shaanxi Province). The exhibition at the West Lake Museum will run until July 26.

May 5, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

The perfect season for the perfect afternoon tea

SOOTHE your body in the spring sunshine and a warm breeze. Refresh mind and soul in the greenery and nature, and satisfy the appetite with tea and desserts at afternoon tea.

Picturesque Hangzhou blossoms

May 4, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Heads in the clouds, the road to the future

ALIBABA, the Hangzhou-based e-commerce giant that is helping cement the city's reputation as a hub of digital technology, is deploying big data and cloud computing to change the way we live.

In one example,

May 3, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

The hills are alive with the scent of flowers

THE withered rapeseed flowers and peach blossoms haven't finished the flower season in Zhejiang Province. On the contrary, a heady bouquet of other flowers is now peaking. Fragrances fill the air — notably the extravagant...

May 2, 2017

Hangzhou cashes in on gaming, cartoons

CARTOONS and animation are not just an art form, they are also a promising industry. When it began in Hangzhou in 2004, the China International Cartoon and Animation Festival began with the slogan "to

Apr 28, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Chill out, enjoy the crowd and fine food

WHEN the warm spring breeze ruffles West Lake water, swings verdant willow branches, and enchants travelers, it is the best season to visit Hangzhou.

For first-timers, the east side of West Lake is a

Apr 27, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Find the new gems of Zhejiang before others

THE central government announced the ninth batch of national scenic areas recently. To date, 244 national-level scenic attractions spread across the country — and 22 of them are located in Zhejiang Province.


Apr 26, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Honing the city's e-commerce aspirations

HANGZHOU, the home of global e-commerce giant Alibaba, is seeking to expand its reputation as a hub for online innovation, with a special focus in cross-border trading.

The city has invited project applications

Apr 25, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Taiwan's Liu Yong wows ancestral home

US-BASED Taiwan writer/artist Liu Yong is no doubt a versatile polymath. He is one of the best-selling Chinese authors, an awarded poet, and a well-known TV host.

Born in Taipei in 1949, Liu is such

Apr 24, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily