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2017 - 2018 New Year's Eve Countdown Opening Celebration

The Tongliang Athletics Dragon Dance opening the Times Square New Year's Eve Countdown Celebration.

     NEW YORK, NY, Sun. Dec. 31, 2017: This year’s Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration was extra special and highlighted as the Sino-American Friendship Association and the Times Square Celebration Committee invited Chongqing (China) to present a cultural exchange themed as “Beautiful Chongqing, a City with Mountains and Rivers.”



Chongqing cultural presentation being displayed on the main stage to the audiences.



The Tongliang Athletics Dragon Dance fromChongqing, China .




10,000 Red scarves with greeting from Chongqing, China being distributed to the audiences.

     Zhang, Qiyue, Consul General of China in New York; Liu, Qi, Chairman of Chongqing Tourism Administration; Ellyn Canfield, special representative of New York City Government; Tim Tompkins, President of Time Square Alliances along with Peter Zhang, President of Sino-American Friendship Association presented and celebrated this event. The event was hosted by Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association, Li, Li and well known national TV personality, Allison Hagendorf. Li, Li and Allison, along with other Chinese officials delivered greetings both in English and Chinese to the world.

     10,000 Red scarves with greeting printed "Chongqing China"; "Happy New York 2018, New York" from Chongqing Tourism were distributed to the audiences which brought some warmth in the cold winter evening.

     The Tongliang Athletics Dragon Dance performers danced with a 15 meters long magnificent dragon. This is the same type of dance performed at the Beijing Olympic Games, but the giant dragon dancing this time is bigger, faster and more difficult in this 6 minutes. Performers from China brought the dragon to life and make an amazing impression for every audience on Times Square.




Chongqing tourism promotion video being displayed on 1 Times Square building giant LED under the Crystal Ball.


Live broadcasting opening celebration being displayed on giant LED at Times Square area.


Chongqing tourism promotion video being displayed on ABC Super Sign giant LED at Times Square.

    The three major world heritage sites, namely Dazu Rock Carvings, Wulong Three Natural Bridges, and the Nanchuan Jinfo Mountain and others Chongqing spectacular features continually displayed throughout at New York giant LED.



Zhang, Qiyue, Consul General of China in New York taking an interview.


Liu, Qi, Chairman of Chongqing Tourism Administration taking an interview.


"Sino-American Friendship Extraordinary Contribution Award" being presented to Liu, Qi, Chairman of Chongqing Tourism Administration.

     On the night of the event, Consul General of China Zhang, Qiyue Zhang was interviewed by many media. She mentioned that China has entered a new era, closing its relations gap and becoming the spotlight of the world. China should remain open minded and be confident to share its achievements and milestones with the world. To achieve China’s future development success and goals, we will have to rely on China and its citizens’ determination, fortitude and efforts.