（原标题：International Binjiang: The Core District of the 19th Asian Games Article by:Meng Jiao Translation by:Chen Kefang）
Hangzhou High-Tech Zone (Binjiang) stands proudly along the banks of the Qiantang River, symbolizing its embrace of innovation and flourishing development.
This is the starting point of the Zhejiang East Tang Poetry Road, where renowned poets like Li Bai and Bai Juyi stood by the railing, reminiscing about the past and sighing at the ebb and flow of the tides, leaving behind splendid poems. Spanning thousands of years of history, the ancient whistle of boatmen to guide “Guo Tang Xing” ferry has now transformed into a symphony of technology and innovation. The bustling Changhe Old Street, resonating with the sound of diligent study and passing down knowledge through generations, now blends with the passionate call of young people striving for their dreams.
In just three days, the torch of the Asian Games, symbolizing passion and glory, will be ignited in the “Big Lotus” stadium located at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center. The spotlight of the stage where Asian civilizations interact and communicate is about to shine brightly.
Welcome to the international Binjiang district,the core of the Asian Games!
Listen! Here, the harmonious melody of a sustainable and livable environment is playing—
Hangzhou High-Tech Zone (Binjiang), located on the southern bank of the Qiantang River, is traversed by the meandering Beitang River, while the glistening Baima Lake, like a radiant pearl, is nestled in the heart of the district. As you follow the ebb and flow of the Qiantang River, your gaze gradually rises, witnessing the ancient Qiantang River harmonize with the modern urban skyline. Together, they paint a beautiful city skyline. The Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center, known as the “Lotus Flowers”, bloom by the river, while the “HangZhou Seal” steps forward in sync with the rhythm of the times. The “Most Beautiful Track” resembles a colorful ribbon, weaving together the vibrant life of this dynamic district.
Nestled amidst mountains and waters, the Binjiang district experiences a tapestry of vibrant seasons. In spring, cherry blossoms dance along the picturesque promenade, while summer transforms Guanshan Park into a lush green oasis. As autumn arrives, ginkgo trees by the river turn a brilliant golden hue, and in winter, the serene Baima Lake becomes adorned with falling snow and crystal-clear waters. These captivating sights are simply irresistible, capturing the attention of all who behold them.
Look! A painting filled with passion and warmth unfolds gently before us—
Over thirty years ago, when a spark of high-tech innovation was ignited in the experimental field of Hangzhou High-tech Zone, what exactly would happen?
Hangzhou High-tech Zone (Binjiang) has been racing against time, writing a passionate answer sheet that carries glory and dreams. Here, a large number of high-tech companies such as Alibaba, Hikvision, and NetEase have emerged like mushrooms after the rain. High-tech industrial clusters centered around the digital economy have rapidly risen. With a per capita GDP of 414,000 yuan, the High-tech Zone (Binjiang) has become one of the fastest-developing regions in Zhejiang Province and even in China. It has also made “Heaven Silicon Valley” a golden business card for Hangzhou.
The speed witnesses the city’s passion, while the warmth depicts its caring side. In Hangzhou High-tech Zone (Binjiang), children can enjoy quality education right at their doorstep, and working parents can balance their jobs and childcare responsibilities with the help of embedded kindergartens, resolving any worries about childcare. The elderly can enjoy smart healthcare and a vibrant cultural life in the community, while young people can embrace a 15-minute lifestyle circle filled with joy and convenience. The connection between people and the city paints a warm picture of “where the heart is at peace, there is my hometown.”
Enjoy! A cultural feast where tradition and trend intertwine, exuding a fragrance of charm—
“At the end of the misty river, a dot of white appears, must be the ancient post station of Xiling.” This is Xixing (formerly known as Xiling) Ancient Town described by Bai Juyi, and it is also the origin of the Zhejiang East Canal, which spans over 250 kilometers. Through the Zhejiang East Canal, Hangzhou is connected to the Maritime Silk Road, where Chinese culture and the world intimately blend. The people living in this ancient land have long possessed a global perspective.
Hangzhou High-tech Zone (Binjiang) continues the openness that has been passed down for thousands of years, vibrant and full of vitality. The average age of the population in the entire district is 33.5 years, marking the upward force of this young city. Here, innovation culture is the “common denominator” of the whole society, fostering a cultural atmosphere that encourages innovation and tolerates failure, igniting people’s enthusiasm for bold attempts and exploration. The gathering of young people has also given rise to a “trend culture”. Nowadays, meeting at Baima Lake to participate in anime festivals and visit the China Animation Museum has become a commitment between countless anime fans and Hangzhou. The Chinese online writer village is gaining global recognition with their works, continuously showcasing the “Voice of China” to the world.
Welcome to the first stop, Hangzhou High-Tech Zone (Binjiang)! Here, you will witness the harmonious connection between Hangzhou and the world, as well as the upcoming spectacular Asian Games.