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Old July 29th, 2014, 06:44 PM   #181
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A worker works in a construction site in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, July 29, 2014. Hangzhou will lift the ban on buying a second home in Xiaoshan and Yuhang districts starting Tuesday, according to Hangzhou Housing Security and Management Bureau. The ban is also lifted for buyers purchasing a house more than 140 square meters in downtown areas, according to the bureau. So far, around 20 regions, mostly second- and third-tier cities where inventories are high, have lifted or eased bans on ownership of more than one home, imposed in early 2011 as a tool to cool the property market. (Xinhua/Wang Dingchang)



Riders pass by newly-built apartments in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, July 29, 2014. Hangzhou will lift the ban on buying a second home in Xiaoshan and Yuhang districts starting Tuesday, according to Hangzhou Housing Security and Management Bureau. The ban is also lifted for buyers purchasing a house more than 140 square meters in downtown areas, according to the bureau. So far, around 20 regions, mostly second- and third-tier cities where inventories are high, have lifted or eased bans on ownership of more than one home, imposed in early 2011 as a tool to cool the property market. (Xinhua/Wang Dingchang)



Newly-built apartments are seen in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, July 29, 2014. Hangzhou will lift the ban on buying a second home in Xiaoshan and Yuhang districts starting Tuesday, according to Hangzhou Housing Security and Management Bureau. The ban is also lifted for buyers purchasing a house more than 140 square meters in downtown areas, according to the bureau. So far, around 20 regions, mostly second- and third-tier cities where inventories are high, have lifted or eased bans on ownership of more than one home, imposed in early 2011 as a tool to cool the property market. (Xinhua/Wang Dingchang)



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Old December 14th, 2014, 06:39 AM   #182
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Hangzhou Bay zone revitalizing the region
9 December 2014
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Driving around Hangzhou Bay New Zone, with its large areas of factory facilities, high-rise office buildings and residential properties dotted among a network of far-stretching highways, it is hard to imagine that just a few years ago this was little more than a foreshore that drew scant outside attention.

Now the wild seaside area has been transformed into a national-level development zone, and a growth engine for Ningbo, in the northeast of Zhejiang province.

But all this would not have been possible without the completion of the Hangzhou Bay Cross-sea Bridge, which now crosses the bay that separates the southern bank of Shanghai from the northwestern edges of Ningbo.

The 36-kilometer-long structure, the world's longest cross-sea bridge when it was finished in 2008, cut the distance between Ningbo and Shanghai to a two-hour drive and transformed Hangzhou Bay into an "enclosed lake" within the Yangtze River Delta, China's most dynamic economic hub.

But despite the massive achievement of building the bridge, the people of Ningbo still longed for something new.

So in early 2010, two development zones in Cixi county were merged to create the Hangzhou Bay New Zone, which ushered in a new industrial era for the area.

Cixi used to be the terminus for Ningbo. But after the bridge was built it became very much the moment when Ningbo was integrated with Shanghai. New business investment projects have since flocked in, changing the landscape of the 353-square-kilometer zone.
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In the first 10 months of this year, local industrial output grew 29 percent year-on-year to reach 81 billion yuan. Shanghai Volkswagen invested 11.7 billion yuan in the first phase of the project and plans another 19 billion yuan for the second.

Besides the automotive industry, the zone is also planning to attract the general aviation industry, with likely investment expected to add further output value of more than 100 billion yuan. Several projects are already under discussion.

The zone also plans to develop three industrial sub-areas, each with tens of billions of yuan of output value, targeting intelligent electronics, new high-performance materials and advanced equipment manufacturers. And it is cultivating areas that will focus on the cultural leisure and life and health industries, too, aiming to attract tens of millions of travelers every year.

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Old November 18th, 2015, 07:19 PM   #183
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McDonald's opens in historic home, with Starbucks in annex
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A McDonald's cafe opened in the old home of former Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, last week.

The house, built in 1931, is located in Hangzhou's West Lake Scenic Area. Chiang, son of former Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek, and his family lived there from October to November 1948. It consists of two buildings, each with two stories.

The annex of the house was turned into a Starbucks coffeehouse two months ago.

In January, the scenic area's environmental protection bureau released its approval of McDonald's application. The venue, a McCafe, sells mainly coffee and desserts.

The newly opened cafe is decorated with posters and pictures telling the story of its former owners.

Demos Chiang, grandson of the former leader, wrote on his Sina Weibo blog that he questioned whether it is right to open a McDonald's in the house.

"I had undertaken the decoration of the old residence in Hangzhou," he wrote. "However, when I learned that they are opening a McDonald's restaurant and the client only wanted me to provide pictures of my late grandfather, I withdrew from the case."

Rong Yuzhong, secretary-general of Hangzhou Ancient Capital Culture Research Association, said that it was inappropriate to commercialize famous people's old homes.

"The old houses around the West Lake are inseparable parts of the lake as a world cultural heritage. Protection should always come first," he said.

"To maximize the houses' social and cultural influences, government should preserve them properly and open them to the public to visit as museums," he said.

Liu Haisheng, an official with the Zhejiang Provincial Government Offices Administration, which holds the property rights to the house, said that apart from the building itself, there were no traces of the Chiang family left to be protected.

"They lived in the house for only one month and almost nothing about them was left because many people moved in and out after them, so it is meaningless to turn it into an exhibition house," he said.
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Old January 10th, 2016, 09:28 AM   #184
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Factory closed in bid to curb air pollution
5 January 2016
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HANGZHOU Iron & Steel Group, the city’s largest steelmaker, shut its principal factory complex in Banshan in Yuhang District as part of city efforts to improve air quality.

The company said it will consolidate its operations at its alternate site in the coastal city of Ningbo. Several thousand workers at the Banshan factory will be relocated or take early retirement.

The factory closure at the end of last month is expected to remove 7,000 tons of sulfur dioxide, 3,400 tons of oxynitrides and 3,000 tons of soot from the air over the next few years.

In 2014, the latest data available, Hangzhou recorded 154 days of hazardous haze, mostly caused by factories and vehicle emissions. The steelmaker was listed as one of the major culprits of air pollution in a municipal environmental plan that came into effect last May.

The closure of the factory comes amid a sharp downturn in China’s steel industry, caused by a slower economy and overproduction.

Hangzhou Steel was established in 1957 as part of China’s ambitious program to develop heavy industry. The state-owned company later expanded into other industries, such as real estate, tourism, logistics and mining. By the end of 2014, the group had 40 sub-companies with assets of more than 64 billion yuan (US$9.86 billion), ranking it 58th among China’s top 500 manufacturers.

Zhejiang Province’s steelmaking operations were mainly centered in Banshan and Ningbo. The Banshan site had the capacity to produce more than 4 million tons of high-quality steel a year, accounting for 99.5 percent of the group’s steelmaking.

Demand for steel shrank 5.2 percent in the first eight months of 2015, leaving the nation’s steelmakers with losses estimated at 18 billion yuan. The Banshan factory showed a loss of 409 million yuan.

The company suspended share trading from October 19, 2015 amid significant asset restructuring.

Hangzhou Steel has said it will move toward a more environmentally responsible mode of operation in the future.

Part of its Banshan site, which is not far from the Banshan National Forest Park, will return to local government control. There is talk it may be turned into an industrial tourism destination, akin to the present-day Phoenix Creative Park that was rejuvenated from an old cement factory.

The area already has a central park covering more than 30,000 square meters and is home to an international school. Plans call for Metro Line 4 to be extended to the site and a bus station hub is already under construction in the area.

The factory closure was welcome by local residents, who complained about the foul air it created. It also has been a boon to Banshan’s real estate market. Developers are exploring possibilities for residential and commercial opportunities. Hangzhou Steel real estate affiliates Ziyuan and Dongling are expected to be involved in any development projects.

The government hasn’t issued any urban renewal plan yet for the area. Industry insiders said the old factory site also might be considered for a new zone specializing in logistics services.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 07:57 PM   #185
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Ground has broken on the future tallest towers in Hangzhou, the Zhejiang Gate Towers. Upon completion, these twin towers will be 280 metres in height, which is 22 metres higher than the city’s current tallest tower. Designed by LAVA — the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture — the Zhejiang Gate Towers were planned to serve as an iconic gateway landmark to the city of Hangzhou, due to their proximity to a major interchange and bridge. The developers for the project are the Shimao Property Group.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 06:57 AM   #186
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Old November 6th, 2016, 01:03 PM   #187
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The city of the twins. The thread on gaoloumi is from 2012, but today, after years has pics, perhaps is preparation start.

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Old November 18th, 2016, 05:29 PM   #188
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Renovations give old communities new life
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November 16, 2016


Zhongshan Road S.-Shiwukui Lane

DOWNTOWN Hangzhou is dotted with a multitude of old buildings and communities which have clung to their traditional character despite the modernization and development that continues to sweep the city.

Over the years, some traditional neighborhoods and enclaves have been restored and turned into tourist attractions. Others though have fallen into near collapse through years of neglect.

The government of Hangzhou has restored residential buildings in 21 communities around the city this year. Before the year is over, it hopes to finish restoration efforts on five others, including those on Qiafengli, Hubiancun and Yuanfu Lane.

Today, Shanghai Daily draws attention to three restored older neighborhoods filled with fascinating stories. Here, one can get a glimpse of both the city’s history and the diverging destinies of its traditional communities.

The Qiafengli community sits apart from the noise and crowds of nearby West Lake. It is located at the crossroads of Kaiyuan Road and Liuying Lane. Comprised of a cluster of shikumen — traditional stone-gate lane communities — built in the 1920s, these two-story structures feature Anglo-American terraces and high brick walls which add a historic flavor to Kaiyuan Road.

At the beginning of the 1950s, a local merchant donated his private theater to the government. But with no troupe available, there were no performances. To enrich the lives of the local people, the government brought over Yueju Opera performers from Shanghai, and established a troupe in Qiafengli.

Over recent years, Qiafengli has gradually become surrounded by modern constructions, while the neighboring Shaohua Lane has also been hit by partial demolition. Compared with elegant roads nearby, Shaohua Lane was less eye-catching and had fewer inhabitants, making it a candidate for being torn down.

Not all of the area’s older houses are gone, however. Lu Weizhao’s Former Residence and several Hangzhou style bungalows still remain. Lu was a renowned educator, painter and calligrapher.

According to government plans, Lu’s house will be restored along with the remained bungalows. Now, Qiafengli and Shaohua Lane are both being rebuilt. Construction is expected to be finished soon.

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New transport plans
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December 12, 2016



HANGZHOU plans to construct a middle-ring road and a third runway at Xiaoshan International airport to ease traffic congestion.

With a total length of 188 kilo*meters, the middle-ring road will be composed of three parts and connect with several expressways. After completion, it will be a major component of Hangzhou’s highway network, and serve as the second ring between Raocheng Expressway and no. 2 Raocheng Expressway, which is under construction.

At Xiaoshan International airport, plans for a third runway are on the table as the number of passengers at the airport is expected to reach 41.5 million annually by 2020. The number of passengers in the first half of this year reached 15.3 mil*lion, and the total number for 2016 is expected to exceed 30 million.

The third runway is expected to begin construction before 2022 and be put into operation in 2025.

Hangzhou is also actively push*ing forward the construction of the third phase of Metro Line 1 and Metro Line 7. Both lines will have stops at Xiaoshan airport.

According to the plan, the third phase of Metro Line 1 starts at Jiangbin Station in Xiasha area and runs along gangcheng avenue and Linhong Road S., both under plan, and reaches Xiaoshan airport.

Metro Line 7 starts from Wushan Square Station, travels through Xiaoshan airport and reaches Jiangdong no. 2 Road after crossing Shangcheng, Jianggan, Binjiang and Xiaoshan districts.
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