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December 31, 2016

    China’s Beautiful Silk Road Featured at Times Square 2017 New Year’s Eve Countdown

     The art and culture of China’s Silk Road was brought into the spotlight on New Year’s Eve in New York by Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA), as Chinese performances took over the 2017 Times Square New Year’s Eve countdown on Dec 31st. 2016. This year was the sixth year that Chinese culture has been represented at the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop celebration since 1907.

     With the support from China National Tourist Office (CNTO) in New York and China Southern Airlines, “Explore Beautiful China along the Silk Road”, SAFA celebrated the Silk Road, which over 2,000 years ago opened the pathway to trade and cultural exchange between China and Western world. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote in his greeting letter to SAFA: "Much like that ancient commerce network, the Association has also fostered international exchange and I am grateful for its efforts tonight to enhance the cultural landscape of our global city and unite and entertain Chinese Americans and New Yorkers of all backgrounds."

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