Traditional Hanfu costumes tell their own story

An ongoing exhibition has opened a window into the traditional outfits worn by Han Chinese people throughout its long history. The exhibit, which opened on January 11 at National Wetland Museum of China, is offering...

Jan 22, 2018

First digital blood donor card issued on Alipay platform

A doctor scans the digital card of a blood donator in Wulin Blood Donation Center. Zhejiang Province's first digital blood donation card was issued on the third-party online payment platform Alipay. From now on, donators...

Jan 19, 2018

Countdown to Hangzhou's top of the hotpot hits

SHUNDE congee hotpot Shunde is a historical district under the administration of Foshan City in Guangdong Province. It is also known as a birthplace for several distinctive snack foods and desserts. Shunde is also...

Jan 18, 2018

Lunar New Year festive feasts, firecrackers and strawberries

THE Chinese Lunar New Year is less than a month away. As the most important festival in China, it is an ideal time for family and friends to get together, pass on prayers to ancestors and reward the children in our...

Jan 17, 2018

Residents going up in the world thanks to government elevator initiative

HANGZHOU residents recently got a lift when the government gave the go-ahead on a project to install elevators in a number of multi-floor residential buildings. The elevators will provide a boost, especially, to the...

Jan 16, 2018

Jiujiu winter calendar is a festive foodie delight

THE Chinese, like their counterparts in the West, also have an Advent calendar. It is called the jiujiu winter calendar, which starts from Winter Solstice (Dongzhi) each year. Jiujiu literally means nine nines, and...

Jan 4, 2018

Now you can play on the grass at Scholar's Park

A mother and child enjoy the sunshine on the lawn at West Lake Scholar's Park. Through March the park will open the lawn, covering 6,000 square meters, to the public.

Dec 29, 2017

The New Hotel offers historic taste of Hangzhou

IF there were one hotel that embodies the spirit, comfort and culture of Hangzhou over the last century, it would have to be The New Hotel (Xinxin Hotel). Established in 1913, the present New Hotel, opposite the West...

Dec 28, 2017

Rediscover the city's historical past at its lesser known cultural havens

THERE are several specialized museums in Hangzhou, which may not be very well-known to outsiders but are as intriguing as the city's more familiar historical places of interest. As winter has set in and days out...

Dec 27, 2017

Unearthing historical secrets to understand ancestral past

THE Hangzhou Institute of Archeology has unearthed three significant discoveries in the city this year. By the end of November, the institute had already excavated 47 archaeological projects, covering a dig area of...

Dec 26, 2017