By Keqiao Cheng, Xiao Wu
Dropping since 1907, the Times Square Ball is the iconic symbol that lives atop One Times Square. This year, it is the second time that Chongqing City was ringing in the New Year with the countdown to the ball drop in Times Square of New York City. With “China Chongqing” appearing on the switch that signals the descent of the New Year’s Eve Ball and the wonderful Tongliang Dragon Dance amazing the revelers in Times Square, the city of Chongqing walked into the international spotlight. Also, the coverage just made the momentum even stronger.
Since the debut in the New Year celebration, it has been the second time that the Dragon Dance performed in Times Square.
Besides this, it continued being a hot issue for media around the world. In addition to the local media of the US, media of China and other countries also reported this event.
Fox News updated on its Facebook Page about the New Year Eve Ball test. In the video, “China Chongqing” appears on the switch that signals the descent of the New Year’s Eve Crystal Ball in Times Square of New York City. The post has gained a big number of likes and shares.
VOA posted the video about the test of the New Year’s Eve ball drop on its Facebook Page and mentioned that Chongqing City would present an amazing show in Times Square. The video has been widely watched.
China Xinhua News reported the wonderful Tongliang Dragon Dance in Times Square through video on Twitter and the tweet has been widely viewed and liked.
New China TV posted the Tongliang Dragon Dance in Times Square on its Youtube Channel to show the beauty of Chongqing worldwide.
On the Facebook Page of SinoVision, the Tongliang Dragon Dance in Times Square was widely watched and liked.
Times Square twitter account updated about the beautiful presentation of Chongqing – Tongliang Dragon Dance. The Tongliang Dragon Dance video it posted has gained great popularity online.
The Sino-American Friendship Association(SAFA) updated on Twitter about the Tongliang Dragon Dance presented by Chongqing City and encouraged people to watch the wonderful performance.
Thus, the wonderful performance of the Tongliang Dragon Dance was greatly applauded by the revealers in Times Square as well as the netizens worldwide. Taking this opportunity, Chongqing is reaching out the hands to embrace the world. At the same time, it welcomes visitors from all over the world.