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Su Shi 2017-05-11
Su Shi, also known as Su Dongpo, is a great gifted scholar of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), who had made great achievements in multiple areas, such as poem composing, writing, calligraphy, painting and politics etc. Since he started his official career at the age of 26, he had undergone a lot of hardship in his political life and been demoted for many times to a dozen of places. Nevertheless, he was still being positive and endeavored to offer the best to his people everywhere he went, in the meantime, left behind numerous literature works still being admired by many even today.

He had been the official of Hangzhou for two times. In his first term, from 1071 to 1074, he served as the assistant officer of Zhizhou (知州: the governor of a state) at 36 and in the second term from 1089 to 1091, as the governor of Hangzhou. During his terms, he had made great contributions to Hangzhou and the most well-known one is the dredging of West Lake and the building of Su Causeway, which was named after him later, from the silt from West Lake. He had enjoyed his time among the mountains and waters of Hangzhou and had become an indispensable part of Hangzhou’s culture which is now shining brightly.

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“My Memory about West Lake” International Essay…2017-07-21
What does such a charming Hangzhou mean to you? We welcome your thoughts and will pass on your meaningful words for the world to see. Co-hosted by several governmental departments, “My Memory about West Lake” international essay activity is being advertised to the entire world. No matter where you are, or what language you use, all you need to do is express your feelings for Hangzhou and submit them in essay form for the world to see.
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Don’t Miss the Martial Arts Competition this Sunday…2017-07-20
If you are a martial arts fan, then this Sunday the first “Wulinmen” Traditional Martial Art Open Tournament, organized by Hangzhou Sports Bureau and Hangzhou Sports Association, will have its first round of qualifications in Xixi National Wetland Park where martial art masters know how to display their real gongfu.
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