Hangzhou


Binjiang aims for bigger digital economy with new policy initiatives

BINJIANG District, a core urban area of Hangzhou with many high-tech companies and a favorable business environment, set a course for its future last week while celebrating the 10th anniversary of its ...

Wu Huixin | September 25, 2022, Sunday


‘Super rich’ wedding dowry procession reimagined by two dedicated artisans

HANGZHOU wood sculptor Shen Qiufa and his clay figurine-making collaborator Ding Jianhua have reimagined the spectacular dowry procession that was a part of wedding ceremony for the daughter of a well-off ...

Wu Huixin | September 19, 2022, Monday


City organizes exhibition and rituals to mark the Qiantang River tidal bore

THE Qiantang River in east China’s Zhejiang Province is home to the world’s largest tidal bore. The waves rise to a height of 5 meters as the tide rushes into the mouth of the river from Hangzhou Bay. This ...

Wu Huixin | September 15, 2022, Thursday


Museum attempts to raise awareness on traditional craftsmanship with exhibit

ZHEJIANG Museum has been luring craftspeople from across the nation for months in a bid to build a talent pool of art. Ever since it initiated the “Arts and Crafts in Process” project last year, it has ...

Wu Huixin | September 12, 2022, Monday


As many things in Hangzhou change, a bicycle repair shop stays the same

SOME of the regulars at Xu Shaolin’s repair stall have been getting their bicycles repaired by him for more than 30 years. Xu’s business, located on Yejia Lane in Hangzhou’s Shangcheng District, has been ...

Wu Huixin | September 8, 2022, Thursday


Crossroads of haircuts and bamboo handicrafts

THE Tianfu Hair Salon in Wangjiang Subdistrict has had steady business over the years due to the skilled hair-cutting techniques of 57-year-old Lou Xiaozhong and his wife, Zhou Fengdi. For more than ...

Starry Wu | September 8, 2022, Thursday


A bird’s-eye view of China’s ancient capital

DURING the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), the present-day city of Hangzhou was made the capital of China and named Lin’an. Local authorities started to excavate and comb through the capital’s relics ...

Wu Huixin | September 1, 2022, Thursday


Editor’s note:

THE Song Dynasty (960-1279) is divided into two distinct periods, Northern and Southern. During the Northern Song (960-1127), the royal court built its capital in present-day Kaifeng City, Henan Province. ...

September 1, 2022, Thursday


Binjiang launches 3-year plan for ‘embedded’ sports facilities

EVERY square meter of Hangzhou’s Binjiang District plays its part in public service. Rooftops, underground space, waterfront parks and other possible nooks will be turned into gyms and alfresco fitness ...

Wu Huixin | August 29, 2022, Monday


Fold it like no other: the fine craft of paper art

CHINA Craft Week, Hangzhou’s annual cultural festival, has developed a platform for a diverse range of local and international firms to display their artworks and creations. During the five-day event, ...

Wu Huixin | August 25, 2022, Thursday




 

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