Head to cooler retreats to beat the scorching heat

IT is shaping up as one of the hottest weeks of the year in Hangzhou with temperatures hovering around 39 degrees Celsius. But the heat is also a good reason to look for retreats that offer cooler environment and fresher...

Jul 19, 2017

Recycling efforts boosted by private firms

THE entry of private companies in the field of household garbage recycling is relying on financial incentives to encour-age Hangzhou residents to sort their trash.

Like many communities in the city,

Jul 18, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Let's hear your West Lake stories

SINCE hosting the G20 Summit in September last year Hangzhou has spared no efforts to shape itself into an international city on all aspects — politics, economy and culture.

In the latest move, the government

Jul 17, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

China gets an AI town

CHINA (Hangzhou) Artificial Intelligent Town was inaugurated in Yuhang District on Sunday. More than 90 institutions have already agreed to move into the new tech town.

With a planned area of 3.43 square

Jul 14, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Construction projects

A ceremony was held on Monday to launch 66 construction projects with a total investment of 84.11 billion yuan (US$12.37 billion), including Metro Line 9 and the Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo

Jul 14, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Warning to bike-share firms

Local urban management authority summoned nine bike-sharing operators on Monday and asked them to make sure all bikes are parked inside marked areas or face penalties.

The move comes after widespread

Jul 14, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Rise in average salary

The average salary of Hangzhou white-collar workers rose to 7,933 yuan in the second quarter of the year, according to a report published on Zhaopin.

Jul 14, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

The automated world of Taobao supermarket

People line up to try Taobao's automated supermarket at the second annual Taobao Maker Festival in Hangzhou. This five-day event ended on Wednesday. The supermarket is divided into two areas: a shopping area and a food and drink area, each with a slightly different payment method. Due to its specialization, the food and drink area has some employees, but the market area is entirely unmanned and customers instead pay through an automated system.

Jul 14, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

From the spicy to vegan, foodies spoilt for choice

A good name of a restaurant is spread by one foodie's mouth to another's, instead of commercials or advertisements.

Because real foodies are serious and passionate about food. Even heat does not deter

Jul 13, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Scenic spots offer tea to visitors in summer

THERE'S nothing more refreshing than a cup of cool tea on a hot day in Hangzhou, known throughout China as a furnace. For years tea is offered to pedestrians for free around this time of the year. This

Jul 12, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily