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Consul General Gao Zhansheng hosted a celebration reception for the Global Winter Wonderland 2011 Zigong Lantern Show
2012/02/04

 

    On February 1, Consul General Gao Zhansheng hosted a celebration reception for the Global Winter Wonderland 2011 Zigong Lantern Show at his residence. Some 70 representatives involved in this project attended the reception, including city of San Francisco, International Culture Exchange Group, California's Great America, AT&T, Heineken Inc., Marriot Hotel, Huawei United States, Alibaba-usa.net, CBSTV, KFOX, Cumulus, KGO-Radio, Comcast, TVHS1.9, Sing Tao Daily, World Journal, Xinhua News Agency and China Daily, etc.

Consul General Gao Speaks at the Reception

    In his remarks, Consul General Gao Zhansheng indicated that, the Global Winter Wonderland, formally kicked off at the beginning of 2011, and a grand opening was held the same year on November 25, running through three mayor holidays, the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. With a short span of 27 evenings, it attracted more than 400,000 visitors. Over 70 arts performing groups with more than 1000 performers from diversified local communities brought their distinguished arts entertainments to the Wonderland.

Consul General Gao Accepts Interviews

    He was very happy to learn that one of the beloved lantern figures in the Wonderland, the auspicious dragon, has been relocated to the San Francisco Civic Center. It will be officially lit up on February 6, to cope with the Chinese Lantern Festival, and the February 11 San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade. In these contexts, It can be expected that another 400,000 viewers and millions of photo shots of the Auspicious Dragon with the City Hall as background.

Consul General Gao, Culture Counsellor Sun Jianhua and Mrs. Martha Cohen, the Special Events Director at San Francisco Mayor's Office

    In his conclusion, Consul General Gao expressed his appreciations to everyone that helped bring such a big scale Chinese lantern show for the first time to the United States and thanks to their contributions to the cultural exchange, mutual understanding and friendly relationships between China and United States.

Consul General Gao and His Wife with the "Global Winter Wonderland" Project Team

 
 
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