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New Year’s Eve Ball Tested Before Official Times Square Celebration

In final preparation for New Year’s Eve, the iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball was lit and sent up the 130-foot pole atop One Times Square.

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Li Li ( in the middle), Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association attending media conference

Peter Zhang, President of the Sino-American Friendship Association attended the event. The spectacular, kaleidoscope lighting effects are illuminated by 32,256 energy efficient LEDs and enhanced by 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles. The Ball is capable of displaying a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors and billions of patterns that creates the spectacular kaleidoscope effect atop One Times Square.

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Peter Zhang (2nd on the left), President of Sino-American Friendship Association and executives of Times Square New Year's Eve Committee attending the ball test

New Year’s Eve 2019 represented the first time that the Sino-American Friendship Association served as the official lighting partner of Times Square New Year’s Eve, with a feature of Chongqing, China. This year also marked the eighth consecutive year that the Sino-American Friendship Association was an official partner, making the New Year’s Eve in Times Square tradition a brilliant spectacle for the world to remember while introducing Chinese culture.

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Peter Zhang, President of Sino-American Friendship Association being interviewed by CCTV