SPOTLIGHT

Captivating exhibition displaying ancient Chinese craft of woodblock printing

A new exhibition at the Zhejiang Art Museum is revealing the ancient art of woodblock printing. China invented woodblock printing more than 1,000 years ago and the exhibit showcases the origins, variation and revival...

Feb 5, 2018


Huge appetite at intelligent restaurant

A customer picks her food at the first intelligent self-service restaurant on Wensan Road in Hangzhou. People can order, pay and pick up food via scanning code. Here are 40 self-service booths in the restaurant.

Feb 2, 2018


From humble hawker to restaurant chain, the rise of Hangzhou's street legends

STREET food is the antonym of a high-end restaurant menu. It is humble, monotonous and inconspicuous — and usually hidden in a back street or in some filthy uninhabited corner. In a city like Hangzhou, street hawkers...

Feb 1, 2018


Capturing the best of beauty and nature at an active retreat in Chun'an County

THOUSAND Islands Lake, located in Chun'an County in the south-west part of Hangzhou, is a dream haven for those who love to go fishing, hiking and cycling. The lake, which is 140 kilometers east of Yellow Mountain...

Jan 31, 2018


Reaping the rewards of promoting China's cultural industry to a worldwide audience

YOUKU, the online streaming video service provider under the Alibaba Group, announced at the end of last year that its self-produced detective drama had been acquired by Netflix and will be made available online in...

Jan 30, 2018


Ancient Buddhist artifacts reveal influence on Chinese religious culture and art

AN exhibition displaying ancient religious artifacts, from the glory days of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) and Buddhism, is now on show at the Gushan Pavilion of the Zhejiang Museum through March 9. Chang'an, in...

Jan 29, 2018


Festival to honor ancient customs and traditions

The Laba Festival is always a big day for the residents of Hangzhou. It is at this time of year that the Buddhist temples of Lingyin, Jingci, Faxi, Xiangji and Yongfu take it upon themselves to hand out free Laba congee...

Jan 25, 2018


Tsunami of color to flood Plum Blossom Festival

THE plum blossom in Mountain Chao has been described as a "fragrant white ocean" by one artist and it's hard to disagree. The 10th Mountain Chao Plum Blossom Festival, which opened last week and will run through...

Jan 24, 2018


Pioneering Internet court registers success

EYEBROWS may have been raised when Hangzhou launched its first pioneering Internet court last August to handle cases involving online issues. But the court's overwhelming success in speedily resolving issues has put...

Jan 23, 2018


Underwear exhibition promises to reveal all

If you have ever wondered what underwear our forebears wore beneath their clothes then you're in for a rare treat. An exhibition at the China National Silk Museum will, literally, reveal all. The underwear exhibit...

Jan 22, 2018