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Video of China's Wonders broadcast at NYC's Times Square

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-11-15 09:38

Video of China's Wonders broadcast at NYC's Times Square

A video featuring top Chinese tourist destinations (Top) is broadcast on Times Square in New York, the United States, on Nov 14, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

NEW YORK - Americans who have so far never been to China have a "handy channel" to explore the land of endless wonders from Monday to Nov 28.

They could get of glimpses of the top natural and historical attractions of the robust country, starting from Monday morning local time, on one of the most visible billboards in the world at the Times Square.

A 50-second advertising video, featuring top Chinese tourist destinations including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City in Beijing, and the Potala Palace in Lhasa, is being posted China National Tourism Administration and China Public Diplomacy Association on a spectacular on 2 Times Square, the building that is the northern anchor of the district.

The video, running 48 to 120 times each day from Nov 14 to Nov 28, is a prelude to the launching of the closing ceremony of the 2016 China-US Tourism Year and a grand event with 5,000 Chinese tourists visiting the US in Washing DC and other parts of the United States in late November, according to an official with the Chinese Consulate in New York on Monday.

The events and activities hosted during the China-US Tourism Year are aimed at promoting a steady growth of US tourists travelling to China as well as an early realization of the goal of 5 million trips between the two nations in 2016.

China has become the No 1 travel destination for US tourists in the Asia-Pacific and the US is the third biggest source country travelling to China.

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