Hangzhou City

The tourist heaven of Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, lies in the heart of the southern Yangtze River region. One of China's eight ancient capitals, it has a rich history and easy lifestyle that complement the vibrant regional economy. Shanghai Daily is publishing a special Hangzhou page every Monday through Friday to introduce our readers to its beautiful scenery, fascinating happenings and people, colorful nightlife, lifestyles and business.

Foreigner-friendly Hangzhou hostelries where expats whet an appetite and quench a thirst

The nightlife scene and alcohol are also an indispensable part of expat life in Hangzhou, and Shanghai Daily introduces two popular pubs frequented by foreigners.
Art & Culture

'Shading willows and blooming flowers' creates the extraordinary out of the ordinary

Veteran painter, Han Dong is promoting his latest exhibition "Shading willows and blooming flowers" at the Renke Art Gallery.
Art & Culture

Exhibit offering insight into museum's innovators

The Art Museum of China Academy of Art has opened its doors to the school's largest collection of faculty and alumni works.

Binjiang introduces new plan to stay ahead of the competition

Binjiang District has launched its third "1+X" industry support policy to maintain its edge in attracting the best in business and talent.


Binjiang Party chief outlines new vision for economy business

District Party chief Zhan Min explains the new "1+X" industry-support policy system – the district's third – to Shanghai Daily. 
Art & Culture

Art show draws picture of literati society's past

The Donggao Literati's Gathering is a Chinese painting and calligraphy society, which was established in Hangzhou 90 years ago.
Art & Culture

Exhibition captures Chinese Year of the Dog spirit

Two exciting exhibitions celebrating the Chinese New Year of Dog are on display for the public at the Zhejiang Art Museum.

City's foreign legion feast on eclectic cuisine served up by Hangzhou's diverse restaurants

Shanghai Daily takes a closer look at a recent survey and introduces in two parts some of the restaurants that are most visited and popular among expats in Hangzhou.

Spring in Hangzhou is blooming marvelous

Shanghai Daily visited some of the best scenic spots in Hangzhou so you can enjoy a relaxing half-day of sunshine, fresh air and the generosity of the nature.

Coffee and croissants, a perfect combination

The flaky bread-based croissant has been a popular breakfast dish for centuries. Shanghai Daily recently visited three shops in Hangzhou in search of the city's best croissants.