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The disabled partners give free haircuts for the aged

A couple with hearing disabilities in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, opened a barber shop to offer free haircut to the elderly, which has attracted wide attention on the internet.

A couple with hearing disabilities in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, opened a barber shop to offer free haircut to the elderly, which has attracted wide attention on the internet.

A couple with hearing disabilities in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, opened a barber shop to offer free haircut to the elderly, which has attracted wide attention on the internet.

The couple has already been to the nursing home and given the seniors there free haircuts for several years. They cut the hair for the elderly and chat with them with a smile on their face.

The couple also got lots of honorary certificates. They said they wanted to help more people, especially vulnerable groups, and called for more people to participate in voluntary services.

Netizens were moved by the couple. “Although they are disabled, they are still trying their best to contribute to the society.”

The disabled partners give free haircuts for the aged

File photo: SF Holding’s freighters wait for loading at a airport. [Photo/China Daily]

The municipal government of Hangzhou signed a cooperation framework agreement with Shenzhen-listed SF Holding Co, one of China’s largest courier companies, on Aug 29.

According to the agreement, SF Holding will build its East China headquarters in Hangzhou. The new headquarters will be tasked with developing businesses related to supply chain, smart city, drone delivery, and other digital technologies.

Liu Jie, Party secretary of Hangzhou, said at the signing ceremony that Hangzhou has a strong e-commerce industry and an ideal business environment.

Wang Wei, chairman and founder of SF Holding, said the company will increase investment and contribute to the development of Hangzhou’s delivery sector.

Hangzhou achievement exhibition grabs worldwide attention

With the theme of “revitalizing the industry based on the city and sharing integrated development”, the Fifth Hangzhou International Day opened along Qiantang River on the morning of September 5. High-level achievements as a result of the opening-up policies displayed on the exhibition attracted high-quality resources and elements from around the world, making a strong impetus for Hangzhou to build a world-class modern international socialist metropolis.

Liu Xin, the mayor of Hangzhou, addressed the opening ceremony. The mayor of Boston in the United States, mayor of Dresden in Germany and other representatives from various countries, extended their congratulations via online videos. Korean Consul General delivered a speech on the site. Then, Hangzhou signed an online memorandum of understanding for friendly exchanges with Cartagena (Colombia) and Krefeld (Germany) respectively.

Hangzhou has been dedicated to building the Capital of International Cultural Exchanges based on the concept of “nurturing the city with culture”, has aggregated the resources for the development of digital economy through reform and innovation, and has promoted the establishment of market-oriented, law-based and international-standard business operation environment through market integration, said Liu Xin. Availing the opportunity of Asian Games, Hangzhou sincerely invites friends from all over the world to come to the city for exchanges and cooperations.

In addition, the theme exhibition comprehensively displayed the achievements of the high-quality integrated development of Hangzhou West Science and Innovation Corridor. The participated representatives also visited Xixi Park of Alibaba and other high-tech parks to experience Hangzhou’s vitality in innovation on the site.

Hard nut of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway cracked

Yantangshan Tunnel, the longest tunnel of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway, has recently been cut through, indicating a major breakthrough of the project and making a solid foundation for the construction of electing beams and ballastless track in the next stage.

Located in the region of Jiande (Hangzhou), Yantangshan Tunnel is one of the key and difficult projects of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway. With a total length of 2,586.7 m, the tunnel runs through low mountainous region with complicated landform, making it difficult and risky for the construction. Tight schedule and tough local coordination also contributed to the difficulty of the construction. The strict information-based control and the application of multiple precise technologies ensured the smooth progress of the tunnel construction.

After the completion of the project, there will be multiple-point & multiple-channel connection between Quzhou and Hangzhou. The railway will relieve the traffic pressure of Shanghai-Kunming Railway, shore up the development of Hangzhouxi Railway Station Hub and boost urban integration of Hangzhou and Quzhou. Also, it is of great significance to the high-quality development and construction of the common prosperity demonstration area in West Zhejiang.

Another elevated road witnesses Hangzhou speed

Qiaodai Line-Dailin Road Section Elevated Road of the south extension (Hangzhou Beltway-Middle Ring Road Section) project of Shidai Avenue in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou was put into test run on September 5. With a length of the main line of 5.75 km, the elevated road section, upon opening to traffic, can not only effectively relieve the traffic jam of the ground-level freight channel, but also greatly facilitate the transportation of the surrounding residents. The driving time from Daicun to downtown Hangzhou has been reduced by half an hour from over one hour formerly.

“93% of the main work of the south extension project of Shidai Avenue has been completed. We will proceed with the construction of the remaining project, keep to the timetable and strive to open the whole road by the end of September”, according to the relevant person in charge of Hangzhou Municipal Construction Committee.

With continuous increase of the total length of fast roads, Hangzhou has improved transportation efficiency and accelerated the process of building an international metropolis.

Youth football dreams travel across the oceans

This year, the “Asian Games Football Dream” Public Welfare Project has obtained new breakthroughs on the road of overseas expansion. Following the first landing in Malaysia, the Asian Games Public Welfare proactively cooperated with Hong Kong (China), United Arab Emirates, Japan and other countries and regions, and took initiative to integrate into the tide of coordinated development of Asian sports, hoping that the young people in Asia can unite together with the help of “Asian Games Football Dream” to understand Hangzhou Asian Games and improve football skills.

SJK(C) CHIN WOO Primary School of Malaysia received the football equipment kits donated by Jinling Sports.

On July 18 this year, the first batch of football training materials arrived at and was handed over to SJK(C) CHIN WOO Primary School of Malaysia. The “Asian Games Football Dream” Public Welfare Project plans to complete the donation of 100 “Asian Games Football Dream” Schools of Malaysia in September.

“Asian Games Football Dream” School Application completed by schools of Dubai

In March this year, the Asian Games Public Welfare sent the invitation to a great number of UAE schools. At present, three schools have officially submitted the “Asian Games Football Dream” School Application. In July this year, Chiu Yang Por Yen Primary School (Hong Kong, China) was officially selected as the first “Asian Games Football Dream” School. In August this year, the Asian Games Public Welfare sent the invitation of joining the “Asian Games Football Dream” Schools to two schools of Japan by letter, hoping to receive a reply soon and jointly contribute to the realization of the Asian Games Dream.

Letters on inviting two schools of Japan to participate in the Asian Games Public Welfare

As of August, 2022, there were about 2,500 schools submitting the Asian School Application of this project, 1,902 schools were selected, and nearly 1,300 schools completed school plaque awarding and equipment donation.

Hangzhou speeds up efforts to build world-class historical city

Actresses donning traditional Chinese costumes give a performance at Hangzhou Intime Department Store. [Photo/Zhejiang Daily]

Hangzhou plans to press ahead with the initiative to turn itself into a world-class historical city as this year marks the 40th anniversary of Hangzhou’s inclusion into China’s first-batch of historical and cultural cities.

The city will develop scenic spots including the Grand Canal Culture Park, the Liangzhu Archaeological Relics Park and the Westlake Love Culture Park.

Hangzhou will also promote the construction on the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) Palace Relics Park, also known as the Southern Song Museum.

The city will continue to host cultural events including the Song Culture Festival, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Dialogue, Westlake Day and Liangzhu Day.

The city is aiming to have the added value of its cultural sector hit 300 billion yuan ($43.47 billion) in five years.

2,800 classrooms equipped with LED eye-protection lights

[Photo/Facebook account: Hangzhoufeel]

In Hangzhou’s Gongshu district, 2,800 classrooms have been equipped with LED eye-protection lights, which look like mirrors from the side and are not harmful when looked at directly. The brightness of the lights can be adjusted according to the user.

Fuchun Mountains Ship makes maiden voyage


[Photo/Facebook account: Hangzhoufeel]

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains Ship, the first modern tourist ship named after the famous Chinese painting of the same name by Huang Gongwang, has begun a trial run in Fuyang district, Hangzhou. The ship can accommodate 180 passengers at a time, allowing them to enjoy the natural landscapes depicted in the ancient painting.

Animated blockbuster production team holds roadshow in Hangzhou

The production team of the animated blockbuster movie New Gods: Yang Jian meets audiences during their roadshow at a cinema in Hangzhou on Aug 22. [Photo/Zhejiang Daily]

The production team of the animated blockbuster New Gods: Yang Jian, which is playing to pack audiences at nearly 9,000 cinemas nationwide, visited Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Aug 22 to do a roadshow.

The film, which is being shown at nearly 9,000 cinemas nationwide, is produced by Light Chaser Animation, directed by Zhao Ji and features the voices of Wang Kai, Li Lanling and Ji Guanlin.

The animated film raked in more than 100 million yuan ($14.49 million) in box office revenue within two days of its premiere on Aug 19.

An audience member asks questions during the roadshow. [Photo/Zhejiang Daily]

During the roadshow, one fan commented that it was the third time that she had watched this movie, and each time she was amazed at the story lines and visual effects.

The movie features many characters from The Legend of Deification, an ancient Chinese classic.

Light Chaser Animation set up its Hangzhou branch in Xihu district in 2021.