The Yellow Mountains of Huangshan, China, were the protagonists of the moment, since on Friday, November 19, 2021, as the first great virtual tourism and culture event between the United States and China that takes place simultaneously in New York and Huangshan, China.
Under the theme “Creative Huangshan, Beautiful Huizhou,” the event highlighted the famous tourist attractions of the Huangshan Mountains, where New York City and state officials met with tourism leaders, journalists and hundreds of people from the United States and China via Zoom and Facebook.
Ling Yun, secretary of the Huangshan Municipal Party Committee, told the audience that the Huangshan Mountains, since their designation as a UNESCO Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1990, continue to attract visitors from all over the world for their endless charm, vibrancy and potential.
Huangshan City Mayor Sun Yong said the Yellow Mountains are the epitome of cultural China. He said he sincerely hopes that American tourists visit the mountains to explore more of its unique pine trees and rocks, the sea of clouds, hot springs and winter snow, as well as the Huizhou culture.
Huang Ping, Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, said that the Yellow Mountains are one of the most renowned tourist attractions in China, and is considered a great example of classical Chinese landscapes, as it frequently appears. in Chinese landscape paintings.
New York State Governor Kathy Hoghul said that over the years, New York State and the United States have formed alliances with various regions of China, especially the beautiful city of Huangshan.
In her letter of greeting, Governor Hoghul said that she “hopes that this event will contribute to the rebuilding and reopening of the New York State economy in the post-pandemic era.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in his letter, also praised the event for restoring the city’s cultural and economic vitality in the wake of the pandemic crisis by helping people unite.
Six Americans shared their impressions of Huangshan, such as cooking stinky Mandarin fish and drinking Qimen black tea, while hundreds virtually joined in, enthusiastically participated in Huangshan questionnaires, and expressed their hope to visit the Yellow Mountains in the future.
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