Li, Jizao indicated: "In September 2015, the U.S President Obama and the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, announced 2016 to be the 'U.S.-China Tourism Year,' a joint initiative to expand and shape US-China travel and tourism." This year's collaboration ceremony kicked off this February in Beijing, China. President Obama and Chairman Xi Jinping each sent congratulatory videos to support the initiative.
The past year has included over 100 events to promote variety exchanges between the two countries, provide better information and easier access to each country's top destinations. Kelly Craighead explained that as the US-China tourism year draws to a close, this year's exchange activities were very successful in promoting economic development, enhancing mutual understanding and friendship and increasing tourism between the United States and China.
Before the Washington Wizards took on the Miami Heat for Saturday evening's basketball game, a traditional Chinese lion eye dotting ceremony took place followed by a Chinese traditional lion dance and Kungfu performances across the basketball court at half time. The deep bass and energizing sound of Chinese drums served to celebrate this milestone event in US-China relations.
The event also served to further establish Sino-US tourism as a path way to connect people around the world by learning and sharing each other's culture and traditions. "Beautiful China Night" became a major highlight of the game that night. Over twenty thousand fans came to experience the traditional American sport of basketball during the game.
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