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Hangzhou has birthed some of China's biggest tech companies

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Zhejiang's Yue opera has entertained high society and the masses since the late Qing dynasty

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The Ebb and Flow of the Grand Canal

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Discover Canals, Culture, and Computers in Wuzhen

The ancient water town in Zhejiang province is modernizing as a technology hub while maintaining its artistic roots

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The Legends of Longjing Tea

Some of the finest tea in China grows in the hills next to Hangzhou's West Lake

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China's Most Famous Poetic Water Town

Shaoxing has long been a magnet for China's most famous poets, writers, and now tourists

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Chasing Rainbows

A fishing village seeks “internet fame” against the tides of rural migration

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Fangyan Friday #9: Elegant Shaoxing

Even insults can sound refined in the dialect of this gentle Zhejiang city

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