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Stitching up a once popular fashion street

A famous Hangzhou street known for its clothing stores has fallen on tough times in the past two years. A combination of high rents, fierce competition from online shops and glitzy new shopping malls ...

Wu Huixin | September 16, 2014, Tuesday


Falling banknotes

rain and 100 yuan (US$16.30) banknotes fell from sky one morning last week at a high-rise residential area in Xiacheng District. Some passers-by said banknotes were falling into their arms....

September 15, 2014, Monday


Garment fair nears

A wholesale garment fair is to be held this Saturday in Haining, Zhejiang Province. Cosponsored by the Zhejiang Industry and Commerce Bureau, which is based in Hangzhou,...

September 15, 2014, Monday


PM2.5 density rises

The PM2.5 density in Hangzhou was higher this summer than last year as less wind and frequent rains meant pollutants didn’t dissipate as quickly, the city’...

September 15, 2014, Monday


Summer safety

Police have so far cracked 1,670 gang-related cases in Hangzhou since they launched operation “Xia An,” or “Safety Summer,” last month....

September 15, 2014, Monday


Reading preferences

most people in Hangzhou read books, and novels and biographies were their favorite types of books, a recent survey by Hangzhou Library found. Those under 14 years of age favored books like “...

September 15, 2014, Monday


Every dog has its day

A man carries two Bichon Frise, Paopao (left) and Benzen, after a dog show in Hangzhou. The threeday annual event, which ends today, saw around 100 dogs competing in three categories: best of breed...

September 15, 2014, Monday


Silky smooth tales linger behind old exports

More than 100 years ago, a vintage store selling exotic curiosities on Fifth Avenue in New York City sold a Chinese blue silk robe to a Western woman....

Xu Wenwen | September 12, 2014, Friday


Modern twists on classic Hangzhou dishes

MANY say globalization is a double-edged sword, and this also applies to the culinary world. Fusion cuisine has some fierce critics believe some chefs are ruining food traditions. Others keep an open ...

Xu Wenwen | September 11, 2014, Thursday


Tradition works like a charm in villages

Zhejiang Province boasts dozens of villages that are somewhat off the beaten path and not overly commercial. Having introduced four such quaint attractions on August 27,...

Wu Huixin | September 10, 2014, Wednesday




 

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