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A qipao show draws visitors in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on June 11, 2012.

NAO,a 60-centimeter tall robotat is shown at the 2012 (2nd) China Smart Industry Expo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Passengers walk into the waiting hall of Hongqiao Railway Station in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Oct. 26, 2010. The 202km Shanghai-Hangzhou high-speed railway, with a design speed of 350km per hour, began its operation on Tuesday morning.

A kindergarten teacher apologizes to parents for using ultraviolet lamps, or UV lamps, on her students in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, May 22, 2012.

On May 10, 2012, 462 couples got married in a group wedding ceremony in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. It was the seventh group wedding ceremony at Alibaba Group, China's biggest e-commerce company.

British 3D living theatre Aladdin to perform in Hangzhou
On August 5, the original British 3D living theater Aladdin will perform in Hangzhou as part of its world tour.
Hangzhou cinema broadcast World Cup final live via 3D technology
The early morning of July 12 was the most exciting one for soccer fans from east China's Hangzhou city as a local cinema broadcast the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands via 3D technology.
Sweet times in heartland of green tea
Zhejiang Province is known for its health-giving green tea, and business is improving with local consumption and exports rising, encouraging farmers to expand their output, but competition is strong and profits are thin, Xu Wenwen reports.
Spring Festival mysteries revealed
Foreigners living in Hangzhou are looking forward to the Spring Festival partly because they have seen many images of colorful dragon dances, red lanterns and firecrackers.
Surfing the dragon: Quest for longest wave in the world
When the tide comes in on China's Qiantang River in the city of Hangzhou, something unusual happens.
Christmas in Hangzhou: A Battle of Cultures
"Christmas is not Christmas without turkey," says Steve, my American friend from Zhejiang University.
A balancing act between past and future
I came to live in Hangzhou because it looks uniquely different to any other Chinese city I've seen. I remember my first glimpse from a bus. Love at first sight. I wondered what lay behind the old white walled, black tiled roof houses along Zhong Shan Nan Lu near Gu Lou.
Mystery of red pants solved
My Chinese friend had noticed the red bracelet on my wrist and had pointed out only superstitious people would wear such a thing.
Queuing up for a harmonious Hangzhou
In the last few years while I've noticed there are more and more places in Hangzhou where people queue.
It's a pig's life
People usually look forward to the Spring Festival and normally I would too, but this year I've been dreading it.
A magical night at the theatre
One of the reasons I came to Hangzhou and why I would like to stay here for much longer is that there is a lot of culture here.
Search for Green Gold
I'm talking about Long Jing (Dragon Well) tea and while enjoying my morning cuppa I read that the tea-picking had started early so I decided to go and have a closer look.
Best way to get arround Hangzhou
With cities where there are many sites to see, it is not practical to take taxis between them all, nor is it likely that they are all walking distance.
The China Tea Party
Anyone who visits China is going to come across tea, and most people who visit China will end up buying some tea.
Master in art of transformation
In China, Vincent Lo and the company he heads are best known for the legendary Xintiandi project in Shanghai, where he transformed a rundown city center area into Shanghai's, if not China's, top entertainment hub.
Rolls-Royce stakes new ground on battlefield for luxury
Rolls-Royce, one of the world's leading luxury carmakers, plans to sign more dealerships in second-tier mainland cities,
Public yet to read the green of environment
Public awareness and protection steps are urgently needed to improve the deteriorating environment,according to a nationwide survey.
Red plum blossoms at West Lake
A tourist enjoys the plum blossoms at the West Lake in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, January 15, 2008.
Psychologists calm stranded passengers
Passengers stranded by snow in east China's Zhejiang Province are receiving counseling from psychology experts in the crowded waiting halls of the train terminal.
Hangzhou tops CCTV's attractive city list
Hangzhou topped the list of 10 Chinese cities that deserve to be introduced to the world, according to 100 recommendations and analysis by more than 100 experts from home and abroad.

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