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

Xinhua, November 15, 2016 Adjust font size:

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-U.S. Tourism Year and a grand event with 5,000 Chinese tourists visiting the U.S. in Washing D.C. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. is the third biggest source country travelling to China. Endit