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

Where's the beef?

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

Zong Qinghou, named by Forbes as China's richest man. Photo: Simon Song

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. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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

Potential buyers at a Hangzhou property expo. Photo: Xinhua

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

Centre of creativity

There is a Chinese saying: 'Above is heaven, below is Hangzhou'. If Hangzhou is indeed heaven on earth, it's not only for its beautiful scenery, but also culture and creativity - and the city is becoming known as creative hub.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Road to success

As China has roared into position as the world's largest car market, Hangzhou's production and components markets have gone along for the ride.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Inextricable link to the Silk Road

Few products match the role of silk in Chinese culture. Once reserved for the imperial families, silk tied China to the world through the Silk Road, rooted in Hangzhou.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Growing strong

Hangzhou's transformation from an industrial economy to one led by information technology and hi-tech enterprises has helped sustain growth in the city's office leasing market.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Grand Canal becomes backdrop for city life

Few man-made things are etched as deeply in the Chinese consciousness as the Grand Canal, a 1,776km system of locks, canals and rivers that historically linked Hangzhou to Beijing and Xian, and from there to the Silk Road.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am