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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

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