Piano festival ends; over 80,000 competed for awards

Aug 21, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

The finals of the China International Piano Festival, called Boya in short, ended yesterday at the SND Cultural & Sports Center in Suzhou New District. The biennale ...

Disposable income of Suzhou residents rises 8% in first half

Aug 18, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

Suzhou's per capita disposable income of urban residents reached 30,230 yuan (US$4,528) in the first half of the year, up 8 percent from a year earlier and 7,560 yuan ...

Amusement park to reopen at new site in 2019

Aug 18, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

Suzhou Amusement Land Forest World is set to open in 2019. The new holiday attraction at the foot of Dayang Hill will have six themed zones and 25 high-tech amusement ...

Underground motorways ready for traffic

Aug 17, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

After three years of construction, the 1.56-kilometer tunnel under Xinggang Street and an underground interchange below Xiandai Avenue, both in Suzhou Industrial Park, ...

Heritage class held in classical garden

Aug 17, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

Yesterday, 80 students from Suzhou No. 10 High School visited the Master of the Nets Garden as part of a program to promote the city's heritage of classical gardens at ...

Smart robot used to patrol grain warehouses

Aug 16, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

This robot named "Ling Shuai" is the first android security guard for warehouse patrol in China. It is now on duty at Suzhou Grain Depot, according to the city's grain ...

Industrial big data center for manufacturers

Aug 16, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

The Suzhou Industrial Big Data and Innovation Center was launched yesterday in Suzhou New District. It is located at Jinfeng Tower and operated by K2 Data Co Ltd. The ...

Suzhou volunteers plant trees in Gansu desert

Aug 15, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

"Green Ribbon" is the name of a volunteer group made up of 70-plus Soochow University students and their parents. This month, they went to Minqin, a county in ...

5 underground utility tunnels operational by year end

Aug 15, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

Four utility tunnels underneath Chengbei Road, Chengyang Road and Taihu New Town will be built by year end, according to the city's authority in charge of pipeline ...

Suzhou New District splurges money on schools

Aug 15, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

The SND Experimental Middle School will open a new campus on Mayun Road later this year. The 4.13-hectare campus cost 250 million yuan (US$37.4 million) to build and ...

Kids show off their skills in AI design

Aug 14, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

The 2017 Junior AI Design Competition took place yesterday at the Suzhou Youth Activity Center. More than 100 students from many parts of China competed in artificial ...

Antique window frames with ornate patterns attract viewers

Aug 11, 2017|By Tong Wangyue

A museum featuring Ming- and Qing-dynasty carved window frames is one of the private museums receiving government support in Suzhou. The museum in Pingjiang New Town, ...

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