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Most 'beef' sold at Hangzhou market is pork, report finds

Five in eight products labelled as beef at a Hangzhou market were discovered to have no beef content in them at all, according to random sampling tests conducted by a Zhejiang newspaper.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 7:16pm 1 comment

Stay out of politics, billionaire Zong Qinghou warns Chinese entrepreneurs

A successful Chinese entrepreneur should understand but not participate in politics, said beverage tycoon Zong Qinghou, billed as China’s richest man.

14 Mar 2013 - 11:51am 2 comments

Hangzhou mayor Shao Zhanwei dies during NPC session

Shao Zhanwei, China’s NPC deputy and mayor of Hangzhou, died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning during the annual parliamentary session in Beijing, reported Xinhua state news agency. 

Shao was born in 1956 and became the mayor of Hangzhou in February 2011, according to Hangzhou’s official website.

6 Mar 2013 - 3:06pm

Hangzhou official under investigation over ownership of 20 homes

Another official head has rolled after it was reported that he owned multiple properties he is unlikely to have been able to afford, given his income.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:59am

Hangzhou moves to rein in land prices

The Hangzhou local government has imposed new measures in an attempt to keep the lid on record-high prices paid for land sites and aid Beijing in its efforts to cool the property market.

18 Oct 2012 - 4:47am

Cities scrap car curb plans as sales growth slows

The city governments of Xian and Hangzhou yesterday scrapped plans to cap the number of new car registrations as growth in car sales across the country slowed again last month.

The number of passenger cars delivered by manufacturers to dealers rose 10.71 per cent to 1.12 million last month, markedly slower than the 15.77 per cent growth reported in June.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Art galleries will never be the same again

Everything on film seems to be in 3D these days: Toy Story 3, Ice Age 4, even the Biebs' concert movie Never Say Never. Yet this 3D craze has been spreading - from the West to the East, and from movies to paintings - all the way to Hangzhou , the largest city in Zhejiang province.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tourism explosion

Immortalised in poetry and art for its bucolic and pastoral beauty, Hangzhou is riding a boom in tourism, as visitors flock to the city's scenic spots.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cheap, cheerful and tasty

Like its sun-dappled, tree-lined streets, Hangzhou's cuisine is light and fresh.

Here are three places to try Hangzhou's local cuisine while you are visiting the city.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Dinosaur puts bite on visitors

Incredible paintings come to life in Hangzhou. These 3-D, lifelike images were created using perspective and shading techniques to fool the eye of visitors. Witness a roaring dinosaur bursting into the room. Visitors also have the chance to interact with the exhibits to feel the special effects, such as feeding an elephant, pulling the tail of a tiger or kissing a dolphin.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am