Yangtze River Delta

Show leaves lasting impression

Wandering around the temples and gardens of Hangzhou's West Lake, you might feel there is a lack of spectacle. The layout and beauty of the lake and its gardens aren't meant to be gawked at, they are designed for refined enjoyment and reflection.

Tuesday, 19 July, 2011, 12:00am

Water sports fans' paradise

Qiandao Lake, also known as Thousand Islands Lake, outside Hangzhou, is one of those few examples of massive human interference with the natural environment, resulting in something pleasurable.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Delightful pleasures

Above is heaven and below is Hangzhou - for centuries this phrase helped to encapsulate all the beauty and elegance of one of China's most cultured ancient capitals. The West Lake is by far Hangzhou's most famous attraction, but Hangzhou is not just the West Lake.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Transport on right track

The launch of high-speed train services between Beijing and Shanghai last month has also improved transport for Hangzhou, as it is now possible to travel between the city and the Chinese capital in less than six hours.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Life's new role for heroic mother

She's called 'the most beautiful mum' in China, but the nickname has nothing to do with her looks.

Wu Juping, who risked her own life and, quite literally, her limbs to save a two-year-old girl falling from a ninth-floor window ledge, has become a household name for her selfless act two weeks ago in the eastern province of Zhejiang .

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Boys' basketball team respond far too late to Jiangsu

Hong Kong's athletes competing in the All China Secondary Schools Students' Games in Inner Mongolia have looked a little nervous so far.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Third breakdown in four days hits high-speed line

Passengers on the newly opened Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway were delayed by equipment failure for the third time in four days yesterday.

Experts blamed teething problems and said such a sophisticated engineering project needed time to break in. It is the longest high-speed railway in the world.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Trains stop again on high-speed flagship line

Traffic on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line came to a halt yesterday morning for the second time in less than 48 hours, leaving several northbound trains idle on the tracks for up to three hours.

Dozens of trains were affected, causing major traffic disruptions.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Archipelago to become hub for marine trading

The Zhoushan archipelago is set to become a massive trade hub for bulk commodities on the back of last week's decision by the State Council to make it the country's first state-level pilot zone directed at developing the maritime economy.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Leave me be, pleads baby's rescuer

A Zhejiang woman who became an internet sensation after catching a toddler who had fallen from a ninth-floor ledge has set up a microblog to tell the world she just wants her 'life to go back to normal'.

Wu Juping, who has been dubbed 'the most beautiful mum' since her heroism in Hangzhou on Saturday, is in hospital recovering from a broken arm she suffered in the feat.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Zhejiang official is focus of graft probe

The party chief of the Zhejiang Food and Drug Administration is being investigated by anti-graft authorities, reports say.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Farmers turn backs on fields

Ping Zuohu used to be a model farmer in Jianli county's Zhougou township. Today he is a migrant worker at a cotton-processing factory in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province .

And he makes about 4,000 yuan (HK$4,807) a month, or roughly triple what his brother earns back in their hometown by planting one mu (one-fifteenth of a hectare) of rice, which takes months to harvest.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hangzhou plans steps to protect West Lake area

Hangzhou authorities are considering limiting the number of tourists and vehicles allowed around West Lake, according to reports yesterday, a day after it was added to the Unesco World Heritage List.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

World heritage listing for picturesque West Lake

For centuries, the picturesque West Lake in Hangzhou has attracted scholars, artists, lovers and tourists and now, it has garnered worldwide attention as one of five sites newly added to Unesco's World Heritage List.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Property record for tiny site in a small city

A residential site in a small city in Zhejiang has broken a record for property on the mainland.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am