Xu Wenwen

Feature Reporter
Art & Culture

Jiangnan revisited: an emperor's memory of Hangzhou in art and literature

Emperor Qianlong may be among the most popular characters depicted in Chinese TV dramas. But few are aware of his real achievements and his personal taste on literature and art.
Nation

Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance

The baristas, cashiers and bakers at Hangzhou's Wisdom Tree Cafe are mentally impaired. About 30,000 people in the city suffer some level of intellectual impairment. 
Art & Culture

Champion does her bit to promote wushu culture

Martial arts is strongly connected with the spirit of xia, which literally means honorable, chivalrous or hero. Mao Yaqi intends to carry on it and follows the code of xia.

Taste

Specially crafted drinks are perfect for summer

Teahouses, bars and restaurants update their menus as they get more customers stopping over. We checked out some of the popular teahouses, restaurants and dessert stores.
Travel

G20 Summit venues are now open to visitors

The 12th G20 Summit held earlier this month in Hamburg reminded people of the last G20 Summit that took place in Hangzhou. Today tourists can visit the sites.
Taste

Home cuisines to balance the yin and yang

Here are some common home dishes that help in lowering the inner heat and restore the drained energy without the need of taking pills or bitter herbs.
Travel

Documentary on national drink scoops 6 awards

A documentary about the history and culture of Chinese tea
Taste

An insatiable appetite for the food street kitchen

The night snack streets in Hangzhou are witnessing more and more people out and about in their T-shirt and shorts. Today we introduce three of them.
Taste

Mixed bag of success for celebrity-run eateries

Hangzhou has many restaurants, cafes, bars and fashion stores run by stars.Let’s have a look at those that have survived and are thriving. 
Nation

Recycling efforts boosted by private firms

The entry of private companies in the field of household garbage recycling is relying on financial incentives to encourage Hangzhou residents to sort their trash.
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