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Promo featuring famous Chinese faces played in NY Times Square

01-18-2011 14:01 BJT Special Report:Chinese President Hu Jintao Visits US |

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China is taking its PR campaign to the Big Apple. A promo called China Image is playing in Times Square.

Several famous Chinese faces, such as basketball star Yao Ming, composer Tan Dun, and the Father of Hybrid Rice, Yuan Longping, are featured. The Promo is presented by China's State Council Information Office. It will run until February 14th.

A commercial promoting the national image of China is shown in Times Square
in New York, the United States on Monday, January 17, 2011. The promo,
featuring celebrities including astronaut Yang Liwei and basketball star Yao
Ming, will be aired in the U.S. during Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit
to the country from Jan. 18 to 21.[Photo: Xinhua/Shen Hong]


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