Ancient tea traditions are making a comeback

HIDDEN on the hillside in Lingyin, there is a temple not even locals are familiar with. Named Taoguang after its founder, it is a place that enshrines gods and immortals from both Buddhism and Taoism.


Aug 17, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Escape the city for sun, sand and seafood

ZHEJIANG boasts a long coastline and more than 3,000 islands, endowing the place with a wealth of beauty from the sea. To protect ocean resources and the environment, the government has imposed an annual seasonal...

Aug 16, 2017

Women of child-bearing age face job bias

MANY women graduating from university this summer have had a tough time finding jobs. Prospective employers, it seems, view them more as future mothers than future executives.

Silvia Yao, 23, finds herself

Aug 15, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Jiangnan revisited: an emperor's personal memory of Hangzhou in art and literature

EMPEROR Qianlong (1711-1799) may be among the most popular characters depicted in Chinese television dramas. But few are aware of his real achievements and his personal taste on literature and art.


Aug 14, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Happy birthday, Master Q

A young boy enjoys the "Old Master Q" anime convention. Recently, the 55th anniversary exhibition of "Old Master Q" debuted in Hangzhou, and attracted many anime fans. Since its inception in 1962, this Hong Kong anime has attracted fans the world over with its distinctive humor.

Aug 11, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Tales of West Lake

Both Chinese and foreigners are invited to participate in an essay-poetry contest themed "My Impression of the West Lake.

Aug 11, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Books on trains

The first reading-themed Metro train in Hangzhou rolled out of Qingchun Square station on August 8.

Aug 11, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Money for water

The Qiandao Lake water distribution project, the largest water conservation project under construction in Zhejiang Province, has secured investment of 3.92 billion yuan as of the end of July — 40 percent

Aug 11, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Giving startups a leg-up

The Hangzhou leg of the 2017 Create@Alibaba Cloud Start-up Contest kicked off on August 8 in Dream Town, Yuhang District.

Aug 11, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

A season to savor delicious lotus-made delicacies

HANGZHOU locals have long appreciated the lotus for its beauty, fragrance and yummy taste. Now, it is the harvest time for lotus seedpods! The raw seeds that are embedded in the round pods taste refreshing

Aug 10, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily