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On August 10,2018


    "East or West, Guangxi is the Best" Guangxi China Culture and Tourism Exhibition and Promotion Successfully Held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

     NEW YORK, NY, Friday, Aug 10, 2018: "East or West, Guangxi is the Best" Guangxi China Culture and Tourism Exhibition and Promotion Event hosted by the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Sino-American Friendship Association was successfully held at the United Nations Headquarters. More than 150 guests attended the event, including Bin Li, Vice Governor of the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; Jin Qian, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York; Remysell Salas, Manhattan Director of New York City Office of the Mayor; Lin Gan, Director of the Tourism Development Commission of Guangxi; Peter Zhang, President of the Sino-American Friendship Association; Jianguo Ma, Chief of UN Bureau, Xinhua News Agency, Vice Chairman of UN Correspondent Association; Xiaopeng Pan, Deputy Director of China National Tourist Office in New York; UN officials; executives and professionals in great New York.

     New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio and Congresswoman Grace Meng sent letters of congratulations with Governor Cuomo noting: “Over the years, our state and respective countries have benefited from mutually rewarding associations with the various regions of China, such as the beautiful and historic Guangxi region - known for its abundance of natural resources and growing commercial base. I hope this occasion will promote friendly accord and open new channels of communication among those in attendance.”

Guests at the Guangxi photo exhibition prior to the presentation


Li Li, Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association hosted the event


Bin Li, Vice Governor of the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China delivered key note speech


Jin Qian, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York delivered remark


Remysell Salas, Manhattan Director of New York City Office of the Mayor delivered remark


Letter of congratulations from New York Mayor Blasio to Bin Li,
Vice Governor of the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China


Gift presented to the City of New York


Guests actively participated during Guangxi presentation


     Peter Zhang, the President of Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA), noted that as an independent, non-profit organization that aimed at strengthening the friendship between the US and China, SAFA actively builds valuable relationships and creates dialogue between the U.S. and China. The event of Guangxi China Culture and Tourism Exhibition and Presentation could deepen the understanding between Guangxi and New York and increase cross-cultural cooperation and interaction.



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