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“Creative Huangshan, Gorgeous Huizhou” The Yellow Mountains Of Huangshan Gets The Spotlight As First US-China Major Tourism Event Returns Since The Pandemic

The Yellow Mountains of Mount Huangshan, China got its spotlight moment on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, as the first virtual major tourism and cultural event between the US and China was held simultaneously in both New York and Huangshan, China.

Under the theme ‘Creative Huangshan, Gorgeous Huizhou,’ the event shed light on the famous tourist attractions of Mount Huangshan, as New York State and City officials joined Huangshan tourism leaders, journalists, and hundreds joining via Zoom and Facebook from across the US and China.

Ling Yun, Secretary of Huangshan Municipal Party Committee, told the audience that the Mount Huangshan, since its designation as a UNESCO Cultural and Natural Heritage Site in 1990, continues to attract visitors from around the globe, drawn by its endless charm, vitality and potential.

Sun Yong, Mayor of Huangshan city, said the Yellow Mountains are the epitome of cultural China. He said he sincerely hopes US tourists will visit the mountains, to explore more of its unique Pine trees and rocks, sea of the clouds, hot springs, and the winter snow, as well as the Huizhou culture.

Huang Ping, Consul General of the Consulate General of PRC in New York, said that the Yellow Mountains are one of the best renowned tourist attractions in China, and is considered a prime example of classic Chinese scenery, as it appears frequently in Chinese landscape paintings.

Kathy Hochul, Governor of New York State, said over the years, New York state and the United States have formed partnerships with various regions in China, especially the beautiful city of Huangshan. In her greeting letter, Governor Hoghul said she “looks forward to this event to rebuilding and reopening the New York State economy in the post pandemic era.”

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, in his letter, also commended the event for restoring the city’s cultural and economic vibrancy from the pandemic crisis by helping people become united.

Six Americans shared their impression of Huangshan, such as making smelly mandarin fish and drinking Qimen black tea while hundreds joined virtually and participated in the quizzes of Huangshan enthusiastically and expressed their hope to visit the Yellow Mountains in the future.

Main meeting site in Huangshan

Huangshan-New York simultaneous meeting sites and Consul General Huang Ping delivering remark

Secretary Lin Yun delivering remark

Special representative of the New York State Governor and Director of Asian American Affairs of NYS Executive Chamber Elaine Fan presenting a greeting letter from Governor Kathy Hochul to Peter Zhang, president of the Sino-American Friendship Association

Special representative of the Mayor of New York and Senior Liaison of Community Affairs of Office of the Mayor Rohan Narine presenting a greeting letter from Mayor Bill de Blasio to President Peter Zhang

New York City Council Member Peter Koo delivering remark and sharing his memory of Huangshan

Mayor Sun Yong presenting Huangshan cultural and tourism resources and products

Snow scene of Huangshan

Huangshan’s magnificent scenery of granite peaks emerging out of a sea of clouds

Hui Opera, a regional genre of Chinese opera originally from the area around Huangshan City has existed for over 300 years.

Famous Huangshan cuisine – smelly mandarin fish

Janine DiCarlo, sharing her story about Qimen Tea, a famous Chinese black tea produced in Huangshan

Wayne Lee, president of SKAL International New York sharing the natural heritage of Huangshan – stunning beauty of Mount Huangshan

William McDermott sharing a video of him making Huangshan smelly mandarin fish