Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Thursday, May 24 2018 - 01:13
AsiaNet
Changchun City video presented at Times Square
NEW YORK, May 24, 2018 /Xinhua-AsaiNet/--

The promo video of the city Changchun is shown on the massive video screen 
"China screen" tenanted by Xinhua Screen Media Co., Ltd. at Times Square, New 
York, the United States, on May 22nd, 2018. This video of Changchun, the 
capital city of Jilin Province in China, fully demonstrates its beautiful 
scenery, industrial development, cultural environment, and people's livelihood 
through "the Northeast Asia central city", "the most vibrant sports city of 
China" and "one of China's most well-being cities" sectors. 

Changchun, located in Northeast China, is the central city of Northeastern Asia 
economic circle and an important spot of the Belt and Road Initiative. 
Changchun has the earliest auto industrial and film production base in China, 
also it becomes a cradle of railway vehicles, photovoltaic technology, applied 
chemistry, biological products and other industries. Nowadays, Changchun is 
constructing a regional central city of Northeast Asia, as well as accelerating 
its pace of Northeast China's development. The city has been recognized as one 
of China's most well-being cities for 10 years. In addition, it is one of the 
most human cities and a popular tourist city in China. As the most vibrant 
sports city of China, Changchun provides considerable ice and snow resources 
and a livable environment; it is one of the two cities which own both summer 
and winter Olympic Championships. 

In recent years, Changchun has been taking efforts to build a sports and 
livelihood mode of "healthy Changchun, sports first", continuously exploring 
competitive sports to drive the mass sports. By government legislation and 
increased investment, the city's sports population has surpassed 51%. Citizens 
merely need to walk around 8 minutes to find fitness facilities in the 
surrounding areas, each community has specialized sports management personnel. 
The government has reserved large areas of land for public facilities planning 
and citizens can use the Internet to book sports venues and find fitness 
partners. This "Healthy City" mode in Changchun has been preferred by the World 
Health Organization as the "Changchun Mode", providing useful practices and 
references for China's transition from a "large sports country" to a "powerful 
sports country".

The Vasaloppet, the annual long distance cross-country skiing race, also known 
as "ski marathons" has been held in Changchun for 16 years. 2018 Changchun 
International Marathons will be held on May 27th, and more than 30, 000 runner 
tickets has being sold out within 5 days.

Source: Xinhua Screen Media Co., Ltd.

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