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Mascots join Deqing youngsters for flash mob

As the mascots of Hangzhou Asian Games, Congcong, Chenchen and Lianlian, joined Deqing teenagers engaged in the funny basketball flash mob at the 3V3 basketball gym in Deqing County, Hangzhou at 10:00 am yesterday.

Thirty students from Deqing County Experimental Primary School sang The Most Beautiful Scenery, a song for the promotion of Hangzhou Asian Games, along with the mascots on the site. Then, six young basketball players participated in a funny & intense basketball match at the 3V3 basketball gym. The wonderful match was accompanied by melodious rhythm and the flash mob enabled the citizens of Deqing to feel the passion and vitality of Hangzhou Asian Games.

“Asian Games Promotion Tour to Ten Cities by Geely”, a large-scale cultural promotion activity, has recently reached Nanjing to exchange experiences on how to stage large-scale international events and share the ethos of the Asian Games. On the way to Nanjing, the organizer specially launched the flash mob in Deqing, one of the competition venues of Hangzhou Asian Games, with a purpose to make the Asian Games penetrate into the life of Deqing citizens.

Classy Hangzhouxi Station

The second “delegation of observers”, composed of provincial, municipal and district party representatives and enterprise representatives, was shown around Hangzhouxi Railway Station Hub yesterday. Many of them were amazed at the tremendous change from a mere construction site to the magnificent building replete with modern technologies in a spacing of only three years.

According to the sources, Hangzhouxi Railway Station plans to set up a special area at the 6m mezzanine of the station building for the display of cultural relics excavated during its construction. “This is what makes Hangzhouxi Railway Station become a unique hub that meets citizens’ demands for transportation and displays cultural relics which connect the past of the station with the future,” said the observers.

After careful inspection, observers also proposed suggestions for improvement in many details. After simulating a wheelchair user by lowering down her body, Xu Qin, a member of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Congress, suggested that the height of the mirrors of the accessible toilets need to be adjusted. Wu Haiwei, the director of the Comprehensive Transportation Research Department of Hangzhou Comprehensive Transport Research Center, proposed that the most convenient parking spaces shall be reserved for online ride-hailing cabs due to its great popularity to ensure rapid diversion of the passengers. Wu Zheng, the director of Zhejiang Branch of the Design Institute of China Railway Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd., indicated that all the route signs related to Hangzhouxi Railway Station should be well connected so that passengers who were unfamiliar with this station could fully understand the purpose of the transport facilities (such as the escalator).

The suggestions of the delegation of observers were recorded and will be referred to for the further improvement of Hangzhouxi Railway Station In addition, to ensure a convenient, accurate and fast access to the waiting area and train boarding for passengers, Hangzhouxi Railway Station is preparing a digital “Instruction for Use” to give answers to such questions as how to go there, where to wait and where to grab a meal.

An 89-year-old roller skating idol in Hangzhou

A group of elderly people wearing roller skates slide in a beautiful arc on the ground in Hangzhou West Lake Third Park every Thursday morning. Among them, the most attractive one is 89-year-old Xu Guoming labeled as “Roller Skating Youth” with white hair.

Xu Guoming has been keen on roller skating since he was a child. After his retirement, he resumes this sport and has insisted on it for more than 40 years. The nearly-90-year-old man’s face is always with a brilliant smile, regardless of the difficulty movements like the “mini-train” sliding movement which features twist and turn forwards and backwards, double skating of “Flying Side by Side” together with his teammates, or sliding while twisting the neck.

In addition to health and happiness, Xu Guoming is the oldest member in the West Lake Elderly Roller Skating Team, and one of founders. His love for roller skating has infected the team members, and many of them regard him as an idol. Luo Chenfa, the current captain, said: “89-year-old Xu Guoming is still willing to participate in roller skating, and his spirit has encouraged more people to do so.”

Besides Thursdays, the West Lake Elderly Roller Skating Team is active in the region of the West Lake Third Park every day, attends the national fitness and greets Hangzhou Asian Games in their own way to convey the charm of roller skating to more people. From this group of “wind-chasing old boys”, we can see that, roller skating is not just a sport, and it is also the challenging spirit that goes beyond oneself and sets no limits in life.

Enjoy this movie-level event in Hangzhou

In recent days, “Exciting Hangzhou” ICBC Cup National Gymnastics Championships 2022 has been in full swing, bringing the strength & beauty sports competition to spectators. The splendid sports show in Huanglong Sports Centre Gymnasium created one climax after another for the on-site atmosphere.

The light show in the warm-up link lit up the arena. When the newly-added spectator interaction link appeared in the large funnel-shaped screen, everyone proactively stood up to carry out interaction.

This large funnel-shaped screen is designed by referring to the most beautiful standard venue of NBA, adopting the integrated rectangular & oval funnel-shaped design, with no gaps or blind angles in 360 degrees, which can meet the traditional split screen function, achieve the full-screen playing, create better competition atmosphere, and improve the appreciation and entertainment of the event.

One hundred sets of combined light balls around the funnel-shaped screen are kinetic energy balls, which can fluctuate and change colors with the music. This kind of kinetic energy balls can only be found in the Olympics and individual world champions, described as high-end design.

In addition, the awarding link also specially set up the athletes’ exclusive appearance pictures to show the elegant demeanor of champions and render the sense of ceremony of the game.

The sports display team hopes that, the scene is full of atmosphere through a series of details, and the competition information is conveyed to spectators from different perspectives and in various ways, to create the passionate atmosphere and integrate the competitive gymnastics into the spectators in the form of the stage. This movie-level viewing experience makes the competition popular and attracts more people to understand and participate in gymnastics.

Hangzhou International Day: Annual event calls for global cooperation in innovation

Celebrations for the fifth Hangzhou International Day kicked off on Monday, September Fifth. Hangzhou International Day was started in April 2018 to mark the anniversary of the closing of a G20 meeting held in Hangzhou. It has since become an annual event. This year’s theme exhibition opened on Monday. The exhibition introduces the Hangzhou Chengxi Sci-Tech Innovation Corridor and five scientific labs based in the city. Based in Shanghai, the Consul-Generals of Iran, South Korea, Ireland, Austria and other countries attended the ceremony.

WENDY DORMAN-SMITH Consul General of Ireland in Shanghai “I think there is a lot of potential cooperation between Ireland and Hangzhou. A lot of things the mayor and the vice mayor have been speaking about the day, the history, the culture, the nature as well as the businesses, the innovation, the environmental of the bio-tech, tech of all the different kinds are also things that Ireland focuses on. We are also famous for our history, culture and businesses as well. So I think there is a lot of potential for cooperation.”

HELMUT RAKOWITSCH Consul General of Austria in Shanghai “You know Hangzhou is a very leading city, an area when it comes to the green, mobility, green environmental, e-commerce. There is a lot of experience Austria can offer. Especially, you know, in green environmental, there is a lot left to work together. And you know, there is still space left for building up a sister city, finding a very nice city in Austria and do the sister city thing with Hangzhou.”

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.