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City of Quality Life
Hangzhou has a reputation for outstanding quality of life that attracts people of different ages and lifestyles to visit, live, work and learn.
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On January 8, 2007, Hangzhou, a city with over 2,000 years of history, officially launched its city brand: “City of Quality Life”.
Wang Shu
Pritzker Architecture Prize winner

Young Ye

Toasting Shanghai after victory

Jun Zi
Using voices to help others

Wu Guanzhong
China’s most forward-looking artist


Traditional qipao on display in E China
A qipao show draws visitors in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on June 11, 2012.
Alibaba turns to next page
Alibaba has fired the latest salvo across the bows of its main rivals, with the launch of a book-selling service through its subsidiary Tmall.com.
  Grand Canal inspires NCPA production
The Ballad of Canal, the first Chinese opera presented by the NCPA, is poised to present the unique artistic texture and charm of folk music.

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Grand Canal inspires NCPA production
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China intensifies efforts to protect ancient canal
Free loan-bike program loses one a day to thieves, abuse
Crowd mourns hero bus driver
Bus driver honored as "revolutionary martyr"
Business News
Nissan plans $785m NE China plant
Alibaba turns to next page
Ferraris push limit on road
Alibaba to accept Russian online payments
Coalition lists the top 10 efforts in IP enforcement
Reliability, cost issues affecting logistics
Introduction to the Grand Canal
With a total length of 1,794 kilometer, the Grand Canal is the longest manmade waterway in the world. First built more than 1,400 years ago, expanded twice during its first two centuries, the canal links five separate major water systems, including the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers.
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Tourists may get 3-day visit window
Int'l tourists may visit Beijing visa-free
Chinese ink art paints the world
HK ranks as China's most competitive city
Tourism grinding to a halt as tensions rise in dispute
West Lake boosts revenues through free admission
Tourist index tells where crowds are
Ancient capital Hangzhou continues its allure
One of China's seven ancient capitals, Hangzhou was the political center of the Wuyue Kingdom (907-978) and the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279).
Traditional qipao on display in E China
China marks Chairman Mao's sports slogan
Pictorial book of Indian poet fosters bilateral ties
$1m for education innovation
The mind's eye
$1m for education innovation
Portraits of change
Angry Birds get active offline in China
Model Districts
Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone – Xiasha
The Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone has grown into a developed area of 18 kilometers.
Industrial zones come clean due to green drive
Beijing not the perfect place for its women
Changxing seeks to become model eco-friendly county
One-stop public service center in Qiangjiang New Town
People's radio knits community
Xiacheng District named “China Commercial District 2009”
Peacemakers spread in West Lake District
Service Year for Women’s Health 2009 launched
Shangcheng District
An introduction to Shangcheng District
Shangcheng is a site of both great scenic beauty and tremendous commerce.
Health club
Construction of night market kicks off
A miniature of old Hangzhou with ancient charm and new appeal
A day in Shangcheng District
Hangzhou hosts visitors for Life Quality International Exchange
Shangcheng district vows to build international quality life experience center
Eighth National Para Games opens in Hangzhou
Alibaba turns to next page
China intensifies efforts to protect ancient canal
Alibaba to repurchase 20% stake from Yahoo
$1m for education innovation
Yahoo, Alibaba reach agreement on buyback deal
China Int'l Cartoon & Animation Festival opens
City management of Hangzhou aims to go digital
Investment Opportunity
Introduction to Hangzhou
Alibaba to accept Russian online payments
Group-buying sites hit by consolidation
Bosch gears up for growth in China
High-end Web shops being hit
Developer applies for bankruptcy in Hangzhou
Boom time for private sector in 2012
Online group buying to be regulated
West Lake named world treasure
Tourists in Waves
Fun Living in Hangzhou
Search for Green Gold
British 3D living theatre Aladdin to perform in Hangzhou
Hangzhou cinema broadcast World Cup final live via 3D technology
Sweet times in heartland of green tea
Spring Festival mysteries revealed
Surfing the dragon: Quest for longest wave in the world
Christmas in Hangzhou: A Battle of Cultures
A balancing act between past and future
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