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Zhongshan of China: Forging Ahead with Dreams and Extending Chinese New Year’s Greetings to the World

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2019 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Zhongshan of China, a culturally-rich city and hometown to Sun Yat-sen, a renowned statesman in modern China, presents its brand-new promotion video at the Times Square in New York at 00:00 a.m. Beijing time on Feb. 5, 2019, sending its warm blessings and invitation to the world on the first day of the lunar new year.

According to the Publicity Department of the CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee, the video, with the theme of “New Era, New City”, shares with the world the most representative elements of Zhongshan through a number of postcards, starting with the featured chrysanthemums’ image of Zhongshan and the former residence of Sun Yat-sen. As the postcards play on, a city of nature, culture and future unfolds.

As for “city of nature”, the video shows the beautiful and attractive natural landscapes including Wugui Mountain, Yakou Rice Field, Changjiang Reservoir, Daliao Reservoir and Zhanyuan Garden etc,. Thanks to the green and livable environment, Zhongshan won over ten awards such as the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honor award, National Ecological Demonstration City and National Forrest City.

In terms of culture, the video reveals the city’s rich history through Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Zhongshan Pedestrian Street and national intangible cultural heritages like Piaose, a fusion of opera, acrobatics and decorative arts, and the Drunken Dragon Dance. The dynamism, fighting spirits, loving and sharing of Zhongshan locals are manifested through Dragon Boat Race, teenage baseball game and Zhongshan Charity Parade. The delicate redwood furniture and lighting products that are well-received worldwide also represent the locals’ industriousness and dedicated efforts.

Onto the “future” part, the video presents dancing educational robots for all-round education of STEAM (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), and the rotating wind turbines manufactured by Mingyang Smart Energy on open sea, which generate green and clean renewable energy. The Shenzhen-Zhongshan Passageway under construction, one of the key traffic links in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, stretches out and unfolds a brighter future with unlimited possibilities of Zhongshan.

Located at the center of the Greater Bay Area, Zhongshan, adjacent to Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, boasts the development of transportation. In addition, Zhongshan enjoys a solid base for the manufacturing industry, a complete industrial chain and favorable policies. Specifically, the construction of National Health Technology Park, Sino-Swiss Industrial Park and the state-level Sino-German Biological Medicine Industrial Park are speeding up. The emerging industries, such as advanced equipment manufacturing, bio-medicine, robotics, new energy and new materials, are witnessing rapid development.

With rich cultural heritage, Zhongshan, which keeps opening-up and adheres to the path of green, low-carbon and smart growth, shines in the new era. During the Spring Festival, its brand-new promotional video appeared again at the Time Square, presenting an open and cooperative Zhongshan that promotes common development in the world for a shared brighter future.

Source: The Publicity Department of the CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee