Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:50
China’s second-tier cities claim their place in the sun
CHINESE CITIES and businesses visited by a group of foreign journalists recently proudly boasted about the achievements and successes that have put them at the front of major national and global players.
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 01:00
No money, no problem
Mobile payments have become so common in China that cash may soon be dethroned as king. The Nation’s Jintana Panyaarvudh spends a day in Hangzhou to experience how it has embraced a cashless society.
Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:10
Air China launches new routes to Bangkok, Nha Trang
Air China will launch a new direct route between Hangzhou and Nha Trang this Thursday (February 1) and follow up with a service between Chengdu and Bangkok on February 12.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 01:00
Jack Ma, other tycoons should be careful with their words
“It is painful to earn [only] 2 billion yuan (Bt9.8 billion) a month,” sighed Jack Ma, president of Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, at a gathering of entrepreneurs in Hangzhou, his hometown in Zhejiang province, last week.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:23
Wu warns world after first Chinese boys Slam title
NEW YORK - Wu Yibing served notice to the world that Chinese men's tennis is on the rise Sunday after capturing a milestone Grand Slam boys singles title at the US Open.
The 17-year-old second seed from Hangzhou became China's first boys Slam singles champion by defeating Argentina's top-seeded Axel Geller 6-4, 6-4.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:05
Blast in eastern China kills 2, dozens injured
SHANGHAI - A gas canister explosion tore through a restaurant in the eastern China city of Hangzhou on Friday, killing two people and injuring 55, local authorities said.
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:00
Football, panda diplomacy at G20 summit
Unlike last year’s G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China stayed out of the limelight at this year’s G20 summit in Hamburg as the media focused attention on the meeting between the US and Russian leaders.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 01:00
Thai sues Jack Ma, Alibaba unit for alleged IP breaches
ELIDE FIRE Ball Pro Company, manufacturer of a fire-extinguishing ball patented by a Thai inventor, is suing Hangzhou Alibaba Advertising Co and Jack Ma, the man behind online shopping websites Alibaba and AliExpress, for allegedly promoting the sale of counterfeit goods.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:17
Life is a song even post-retirement
With their gray hair and dark suits, the grassroots vocal group Suiyuan Old Boys has risen to instant fame among residents in Hangzhou with their lively performances of hit songs.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:18
Alibaba 'very disappointed' by return to US fake list
HANGZHOU,China- The world's top online retailer said it was "very disappointed" by the decision to be restored to the list of ‘Notorious Markets'.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:00
From Marco Polo to G-20, Hangzhou continues to wow everyone
For the first time ever, China hosted the annual meeting of the G-20 leaders.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:56
G20 to agree refugees a global issue: EU diplomat
HANGZHOU, China - The G20 group will agree at their summit in China that refugees are a global issue and the burden must be shared, a senior European Union diplomat said Monday.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 13:57
Japan warns over Brexit during G20 talks
HANGZHOU - Tokyo has issued its boldest warning yet over the potential fallout from Brexit, saying Japanese firms may shift key operations from Britain to Europe if they lose free access to the single market.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 13:03
Obama meets Putin on G20 sidelines: White House
HANGZHOU, China - Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met Monday on the margins of the G20 summit in China, the White House said, hours after their diplomats failed to reach a deal on Syria.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 01:01
Alibaba chief seeks global e-trading platform
HANGZHOU - Jack Ma, executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has called for the establishment of an electronic world trade platform whose objective would be to reduce barriers to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to expand