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2,800 classrooms equipped with LED eye-protection lights

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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.

Hangzhou new airport terminal to start trial operations

Interior of the newly-completed Terminal 4 of the Hangzhou International Airport in East China’s Zhejiang province. [Photo/]

Terminal 4 of the Hangzhou International Airport in East China’s Zhejiang province, a key building of the airport’s phrase-three project, will start trial operations for domestic flights on Sept 8 and international flights two days later, local media outlets reported.

If running smoothly, the airport will officially open in mid-September. It will become the largest airport in Zhejiang province and the second largest in East China.

The new terminal, covering a total construction area of about 720,000 square meters, is much larger than the 98,000-sq-m T1, 96,000-sq-m T2, and 168,000-sq-m T3. It will accommodate more passengers in a more spacious area.

The maintenance team of the airport has arranged 350 staff members on Sept 1 for a thorough clean-up of the airport and a fire drill, which by ejecting artificial smoke, will test whether sensors in the building can detect the smoke in a timely manner and turn on the purging system automatically, and ground evacuation signs, escape stairs, radio broadcasts, and sound and light alarms can remind passengers to evacuate as soon as possible.

A smoke evacuation test is carried out at the airport, which will start trial operations for domestic flights on Sept 8 and international flights on Sept 10. [Photo/]

The Asian Games goes with public welfare

September 5 is the Charity Day of China. In order to stage a people-centered pageant Asian Games that is participated and shared by all, Hangzhou Asian Games goes with public welfare to establish Hangzhou Asian Games Public Welfare System with the large-scale public action of “seeking for 2022 Asian Games aspirations” as the focus. Such combination will enrich material heritages, and accelerate Hangzhou’s process in building an international metropolis.

The Asian Games sports work with the Asian Games public welfare to realize public sharing and common prosperity. The activity has donated 2022 schools with “Asian Games Football Dream” to enable children to pursue their football dream. Olympic champions give PE lessons at rural primary schools. Schools for impaired students and nursing centers for the impaired have received sports facilities specially made for the impaired.

Sports contribute to the harmonious development of people, while public welfare focuses on humanistic feelings. Hangzhou Asian Games Public Welfare has reached over 30 provinces in China, as well as Japan, Malaysia and other countries to promote the exchange of civilizations and highlight the Olympic spirit.

In addition, public welfare is backed up by the Asian Games sponsors and helps to promote the enterprise brand, Asian Games brand and city brand. The core technologies of the enterprises refresh the depth, extent and caring intensity of the Asian Games Public Welfare to enable people-centered sports.

Visual feast of various gymnastics skills

“Exciting Hangzhou” ICBC Cup National Gymnastics Championships 2022 officially kicked off at Huanglong Sports Center Gymnasium in Zhejiang on September 4, and 224 athletes from 21 teams across the country will compete for 6 straight days here.

Top athletes assembled at the Asian Games Venue which was well recognized for its advanced facilities. It is the first national event staged here since the renovation of Huanglong Sports Centre. The championships has not only witnessed the vigorous images of many champions, but has also fully tested the quality of the venue. Athletes sung high praise of the facilities of the Asian Games Venue and looked forward to making new breakthroughs in the upcoming Asian Games.

Citizens may watch the championships by buying tickets. The spectators of the Championships include elders and newborns. They are all grateful to have the chance of seeing the champions in person and are amazed at the seamless funnel-shaped LED screen and other advanced facilities. All the details in sporting services enable audiences to have a better view of the competition from all directions and enjoy it. For example, the venue provides strollers, wheelchairs and other dedicated facilities to serve the vulnerable group.

Students are inspired by informative sports activities in Hangzhou

Hangzhou is growing into a happy hunting ground for the 19th Asian Games, with residents flocking to enjoy sports activities highlighting the sportsmanship of this great event. In a new semester, various activities are held in the campus of Hangzhou to greet the Asian Games.

By integrating the sports elements of the Asian Games, Hangzhou Shibanqiao Kindergarten has carried out the Asian Games touring activity, so that cute children can participate in the related games, such as “Parkour Brave”, “Ball League” and “Sports Expert”.

During the activity, children can understand and greet the Asian Games as a little host, which improves their health and cultivates the sportsmanship of sunshine and perseverance.

At the Opening Ceremony of Hangzhou Wenlan Primary School, Shao Yiwen, the swimming champion of the 16th Asian Games, was invited to tell her own story of the Asian Games to children. In the activity, the Asian Games Torch was relayed from Shao Yiwen to Principal Zhou Xiaoting, teacher representative, and young pioneer representative, which symbolized the inheritance.

Shao Yiwen enriches the children’s knowledge of the Asian Games, passes on the tenacious and persistent spirit of the Asian Games to students, and encourages them learn how to live and study and how to find self-value.

Ice hockey competition as a new try officially kicked off at the Games of Zhejiang Province

On September 4, the Ice Hockey Competition of the 17th Games of Zhejiang Province officially kicked off in Hangzhou Century Star Ice Arena. This is the first time that the Games of Zhejiang Province has included winter sports.

In recent years, the Sport Bureau of Zhejiang Province has innovated the model that “the provincial team was held by the city”, successively set up the team of winter sports including short track speed skating and ski jumping, and provided the excellent blueprints for the cultivation of Zhejiang ice & snow sports talents. Four athletes from Zhejiang attended Beijing Olympic Winter Games to achieve the historical breakthrough in Zhejiang’s participation in the Olympics.

This event set up ice hockey, figure skating, short track speed skating and other winter sports, to further boost the development of ice & snow sports in Zhejiang. It also invited three international judges and two national judges who were the judges of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

Zheng Dandan, the deputy director of the Sports Department of the Sport Bureau of Zhejiang Province, stated: “Although this competition has a small range, it is hoped that more young people can participate in winter sports through continuous development to lay a foundation for the integration of sports and education in winter sports events.”

Next, Zhejiang Province will carry out the in-depth implementation of the cross-border & cross-event talent selection and the cultivation of reserve talents for ice and snow events, promote the preparation and participation of “Summer & Winter Olympic Games”, and strive to create the gold business card of Zhejiang “Dream Team” that is able to win more gold and silver medals. Looking forward to the Olympic Winter Games Milan 2026, Zhejiang Ice & Snow Sports is expected to have a stronger performance.

Hangzhou Metro Line 19 will open soon


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Hangzhou Metro Line 19, which has a total length of 59.14 km, will open soon. The line starts from Tiaoxi Station and ends in Yongsheng Road Station, connecting key transportation junctions such as Hangzhoudong Railway Station, Hangzhouxi Railway Station, and Hangzhou International Airport.

China’s Zhejiang braces for stormy weather as typhoon nears

East China’s Zhejiang province has issued alerts for Typhoon Hinnamnor, ordering fishing boats back to port and evacuating people in areas exposed to danger.

The provincial flood control and typhoon and drought relief headquarters upgraded the typhoon emergency response to Level II, the second-highest, on Saturday.

According to the provincial department of agriculture and rural affairs, all fishing boats in Zhejiang, numbering more than 11,600, had returned to port as of Sunday afternoon, while over 1,600 people involved in mariculture had gone ashore.

Many fishing boats are moored in the harbor to shelter from the typhoon in Lianyungang, East China’s Jiangsu province, Sept 4, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

More than 2,300 people have been evacuated to 170 relocation sites in the province.

As of 2 pm Sunday, Hinnamnor was identified as being around 395 km to the southeast of Zhujiajian Island, Zhejiang, and is forecast to move northwestward at a speed of 15 km per hour, said the provincial meteorological department.

“Although the likelihood of Hinnamnor making landfall in Zhejiang has been basically excluded, we should guard against the strong gusts and intense downpours brought by it, as well as secondary disasters,” said Zhou Lingli, a forecaster with Zhejiang provincial meteorological observatory.

Intense downpours and rainstorms have lashed many parts of Zhejiang, including the cities of Ningbo, Shaoxing and Jiaxing, since Saturday. From Saturday morning to Sunday morning, the precipitation in 11 townships and subdistricts exceeded 100

Hangzhou upgraded punctual bus services

Starting from the end of August, Dingqiao Region of Hangzhou has successively upgraded public transportation services by extending blue mini bus routes and launching punctual bus services. Bus 285, which shuttles between Dingqiao and downtown Hangzhou, has adopted segmented pricing while Buses 125, 205 and 1902 will implement “staggered departure” to improve service efficiency.

After fixing the routes, Dingqiao customized “Guideline for Blue Mini Bus Services” for the residential communities. Residents may check the timetable of bus departure via mobile phone to ensure punctual boarding. Also, they may have access to a paper version of “Guideline for Bus Services” to select their exclusive routes.

Moreover, by observing the data of citizens’ travel destinations, Special Blue Mini Buses 1994 and 1995 may even plan the routes based on the passengers’ destinations to provide faster and more flexible bus services. Drivers of Bus 1998 may deliver the passengers to Sam’s Club, a frequent destination, at their request.

All these measures enable citizens to enjoy the convenience and the real benefits of bus services.