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2,022 swimmers cross Qiantang River in the recorded hottest summer

The Cross-Qiantang River Swimming Activity 2022 kicked off at the Maritime Terminal on the south bank of Qiantang River on August 21. At the sound of gunshot, 2,022 swimmers plunged into the water and dashed northward to the City Balcony at Qianjiang New City.

In order to create the atmosphere of national fitness in response to the theme of Hangzhou Asian Games, the total number of swimmers set for the activity is 2,022, including 1,922 amateur swimmers and 100 professional swimmers.

As a famous national fitness event with distinguished Hangzhou features and characteristics, Cross-Qiantang River Swimming bears Hangzhou People’s expectation for the Asian Games. The quota of applicants was soon snapped up at the start of the sign-up. All the swimmers, many of whom were experienced and have swam across Qiantang River for several times, tried their best in the race. While enjoying the sports, the swimmers were looking forward to cheering for the Asian Games to be held in their own city.

Vegetarian mooncakes grow in popularity as festival nears

A pack of vegetarian mooncake is pictured at the Faxi Temple in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province. [Photo/Hangzhou Daily]

Vegetarian mooncakes have started gaining popularity among locals in Hangzhou as the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sept 10 this year, approaches.

The origins of vegetarian mooncakes can be traced back 1,000 years ago.

In the early Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127), Yongming Yanshou, who was the most famous monk in Hangzhou, persuaded Qian Hongchu, the king of the State of Wuyue (907-978), to become a vassal of the Northern Song.

But Qian responded by saying that “Wuyue was as affluent as flowing oil, while the Northern Song was as poor as running water”, and that oil and water should never be mixed.

A vegetarian mooncake is pictured at the Xiangji Temple in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province. [Photo/Hangzhou Daily]

In response, the monk presented a cake comprising water, flour, oil and vegetarian stuffings as a gift to the king.

Today, vegetarian mooncakes at the Faxi Temple, Xiangji Temple, Lingyin Temple and Yongfu Temple are must-buy for locals and tourists.

Hangzhou launches digital manufacturing center

The Yangtze River Delta (Hangzhou) Manufacturing Digital Ability Center was launched at the 2022 China Industry Big Data Conference held on Aug 11.

The center, which was built by the Zhejiang economic and information department, the Hangzhou economic and information bureau and the government of Xiaoshan district, aims to integrate resources in the manufacturing sector and accelerate the digitalization of manufacturing in the Yangtze River Delta region.

The center has already attracted 39 intelligent manufacturing service providers and employed 142 experts from universities, research institutes and manufacturing firms.

The center is able to provide services related to matchmaking, roadshow organization, project assessment and policy consultancy for firms. It has also amassed more than 150 high-quality digitalization scenarios for manufacturing firms.

Hangzhou Asian Games licensed products going greener

The “zero carbon” license of the Congcong doll. [Photo/]

The 19th Asian Games, which is expected to be held in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province from Sept 23 to Oct 8, 2023, recently unveiled its first “zero carbon” licensed products.

The dolls, in the shape of the Games’ mascots Congcong, Lianlian, and Chenchen, have passed the evaluation of professional institutions and gained digital zero-carbon recognition.

Zero-carbon products are those that offset carbon dioxide emissions generated by production through purchasing low-carbon raw materials, transforming workshops for energy saving, and purchasing carbon emissions indicators so as to achieve “zero carbon emissions”.

Relying on professional life cycle assessment measures, the carbon emissions of a single Congcong doll were previously estimated to be 1.59 kilograms, mainly coming from its raw materials and the packaging process, accounting for 55.99 percent and 42.19 percent, respectively.

The carbon emissions of each Congcong can be reduced by 0.15 kg via the factory using photovoltaic power and the workshops realizing energy saving transformation. Coupled with the purchase of internationally-recognized emissions reduction of 1.44 kg, the plush toy will produce no carbon emissions.

In addition to the mascot dolls, the Hangzhou Asian Games also updated a dazzling variety of 40 kinds of new products in August, including furniture, toys, clothing, bags, crafts, badges, food, sporting goods, and electronic products.

Licensed zero carbon products of the Hangzhou Asian Games are displayed. [Photo/]

The national excellent handball players from the middle schools gathered in Hangzhou

Recently, 2022 China Middle School Student Handball Championships & National Youth Traditional School Championships (U16/U18) came to an end in Jiande Yanzhou Middle School (Meicheng Campus).

It is reported that, there are five groups in the championships. After 16 years of fierce competition, five middle schools in Anhui, Jiangsu, Shandong, Shanghai and other places won the champions.

The successful holding of this event can not only build a mutual exchange and learning platform for young handball players, cultivate the athletes’ will of solidarity & friendship and indomitable struggle, and promote the further development of handball in Zhejiang, to warm up in advance for the handball event of the upcoming Asian Games.

Zhejiang “Cloud University for the Seniors” was officially put online

At Zhejiang Province Seniors’ Education Promotion Conference held in Shaoxing on August 16, the application scenario of the digital reform of “Zhejiang Cloud University for the Seniors” was officially put online with support of demonstration. This was the first multi-disciplinary collaborative application scenario for the seniors’ education in China.

The digital application project has established a “1+2+5+N” application scenario architecture to make all-round display of the achievements of reform in seniors’ education in “Zheli Healthcare” and realize one-stop integrated on-screen education for the seniors. Senior citizens can not only study via big screen of TV at home, but can also study and interact via mobile terminal of “Zhejiang Government Affairs” App anywhere at anytime.

The App has launched a variety of functions, including course learning, entertainment activities and interactive classrooms, and supports live streaming to make it convenient for users to learn. In addition, the App offers local characteristic courses, such as Shaoxing Opera and Jinhua Opera. The Cloud University for the Seniors enables seniors to receive education and helps to create the gold brand of “Zheli Healthcare”.

Hangzhou Business Environment Promotion Conference was held

The business environment is an important factor to reflect the soft power of economic development and the overall competitiveness of a region. On August 16, Hangzhou Business Environment Promotion Conference was held with a purpose to build the world’s most vigorous city that is suitable for both business and living by relying on the national pilot program of business environment innovation.

Improving business environment helps Hangzhou continuously attract talents, capitals and enterprises. Hangzhou has lowered the transaction cost and the threshold for enterprise access experience system, and has enabled enterprises to apply online only by pressing the button.

At the conference, Liu Jie, the secretary of the CPC Hangzhou Municipal Committee, underlined the construction of the best environment in six respects in Hangzhou: transferring to palmtop services at the fastest speed; reassuring enterprise operation through legal management system; further advancing the protection and innovation of the intellectual properties; multi-level and classified supervision and guarantee of the value of credit; improving digital economy system and governance to the benefit of the enterprises; paying attention to talent recognition and management to attract more outstanding competent personnel.

Tianmu Mountain: A holiday getaway in Hangzhou

[Photo/Facebook account: Hangzhoufeel]

Due to its fresh air and family-friendly recreational activities, Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an district has become the first choice for many people looking for a holiday getaway in Hangzhou. Now is the best time to experience grape-picking and rafting in the area.

Hangzhou recognized as pilot city for IPR development

Buildings alongside the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province. [Photo/Hangzhou Daily]

Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province, was recognized as a pilot demonstration city for effective intellectual property protection, according to a notice released by the China National Intellectual Property Administration on Aug 11.

The notice states that 38 cities have been included in the list of demonstration cities for IP protection, and 72 cities have been designated as pilot demonstration cities for IP protection.

The pilot demonstration will run from July 2022 to June 2025.

Hangzhou was ranked 21st in the 2021 Global Innovation Index Cities list released by the World Intellectual Property Organization, four places higher than the previous year.

In the 2021 list of top 100 enterprises for innovation and creativity in Zhejiang released by the Zhejiang Intellectual Property Research Association, 54 of the companies are headquartered in Hangzhou.

As of the end of 2021, Hangzhou owned 106,000 effective patents for innovation and had submitted 2,062 PCT applications.

Live: A bird’s-eye view relay in Hangzhou

A bird’s-eye view of Liangzhu Park in Hangzhou[Photo/]

Hangzhou is a city with a remarkable history and many scenic spots, and it is also the host city of the 19th Asian Games. On August 13, this metropolis will be presented from another perspective. 300 sorties of drones will relay in the cloud, showing the wonderful colors of day and night of this city from above.