Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, February 05 2019 - 03:00
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 

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 promotion video appears 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