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The 14th "Evening of Chinese Culture" took place at Citi Field on Friday, September 1st, the home stadium of the New York Mets, as the China National Tourist Office New York, (CNTO), hosted a special VIP debut ceremony of the new Chinese tourism brand "Nihao! China."
The event, brought together approximately 150 VIP guests, including Ping Huang, Chinese Consul General in New York; Yunfei Ma, Director of the CNTO; Elaine Fan, Director of Asian Affairs of NY Governor's Executive Chamber; Kenneth Jarett, former US Consulate General in Shanghai; Peggy Murphy, Executive Vice President of United States Tour Operators Association, and representatives of travel agencies, airlines, cruise companies, hotels, finance companies and the media.
Huang Ping, Chinese Consul General in New York, delivering remarks
Elaine Fan, Director of Asian Affairs of NY Governor Kathy Hochul's Executive Chamber, delivering remarks representing the Governor
Steven Raga, New York State Assemblymember, delivering remarks
Sandra Ung, New York City Council Member, delivering remarks and presenting the Certificate of Recognition to SAFA President Peter Zhang
Christopher Marte, New York City Council Member, delivering remarks and presenting the City Council Citation to President Zhang
Kenneth Jarett, Former US Consul General in Shanghai, sharing his experience in China
Peggy Murphy, Executive Vice President of the United States Tour Operators Association, sharing her personal experience
Yunfei Ma, Director of China National Tourist Office New York, introducing “Nihao China”
Attendees of the event
Yingqian Chen, Hong Kong Phoenix TV senior reporter at the United Nations, presenting the UNESCO-listed natural and cultural heritage site Mount Huangshan
China Southern Airlines New York office introducing the air routes between the US and China
Unveiling “Nihao China”
Consul General Huang ping and President Peter Zhang presenting the US-China Friendship Contribution Award to China Tourist Office New York (CNTO)
New York Mayor Eric Adams sent his congratulations for the event, noting this event showcases the richness and beauty of China's natural landmarks, including Mount Huangshan and the Yellow River and it is an excellent opportunity for all New Yorkers to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures.
The 14th Annual “An Evening of Chinese Culture” at Citi Field main theme on giant LEDs
Chinese American students singing national anthem, livestreaming on LED
Consul General Huang Ping presenting the honorary first pitch, marking the opening of the game
NY Mets presenting the Spirit Award to Consul General Huang Ping; Yunfei Ma, director of CNTO; Elaine Fan, Director of Asian Affairs of New York State Governor Kathy Hochul's Executive Chamber; Margret Lam, President of New Jersey Chinese Festival (Li Li accepting the award on her behalf); Ruijun Tan, General Manager of China Southern Airlines New York Office, and Huangshan Tourism Development Co. in appreciation of their contribution to promote cultural exchanges between the United States and China
Consul General & Madam Huang Ping with Chinese American students participating the event
Group photo of VIP guests
Yunfei Ma, director of CNTO, being interviewed
Consul General Huang Ping, Director Yunfei Ma, President Peter Zhang interacting with the crowd and celebrating the cultural night, livestreaming on LED
Fans loving the limited edition Chinese culture featured Mets baseball hat specially made for the event
During the game, the theme of the event and Huangshan logo frequently displaying on the LEDs around the stadium
During the game, the giant LED showing a video of Chinese cultural performances, and the LEDs around the stadium synchronized with the theme of the event and Huangshan Logo
Consul General Huang Ping and President Peter Zhang enjoying the Huangshan photo exhibit
At the Nihao China" debut ceremony, “Nihao China” & Huangshan cultural creative souvenirs being distributed to the participants; the audience enjoying the Huangshan photo exhibit while scanning the code to learn more about it
Fans visiting Chinese cultural display tables and Huangshan photo exhibit at Citi Field Plaza and selecting "NihaoChina" and Huangshan giveaway souvenirs
"NihaoChina" panda cartoon character posing photo with fans
Fans visiting Chinese culture display tables at Citi Field Concourse (inside the stadium) and calligraphers demonstrating on-site for them
Guests joined around 40,000 enthusiastic fans to share the excitement of the game and experience Chinese culture. The evening concluded with a lively firework show and played a positive role in supporting Chinese cultural heritage while also showcasing the perfect integration of the modern American sports with traditional Chinese culture.
The “Nihao China” promotion will continue to be shown on the ABC Super Sign at Times Square.
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