A video show about Chinese people made its debut on screens at Times Square on Monday, presenting Americans a multi-dimensional and vivid image of Chinese people.
The show, titled "Experience China", highlights Chinese ordinary people and some important figures recognized by the international community, including Chinese pianist Lang Lang, basketball player Yao Ming and Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei, the most beautiful torch carrier jin Jing, etc.
Jin Jing was born in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province in 1980 and she had part of her right leg amputated due to discovery of a tumor on her ankle in 1989.
Jin became popular as "the most beautiful angel in a wheelchair" after she fought off aggressive protestors in Paris to protect the Olympic torch in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games.
Jin said " It is my honor to have been invited for the shooting of ' Experience China' ".
More than just a pretty face, Jin hopes to use her influence to improve the national image of China.
The video is part of the public diplomacy campaign by the Chinese government ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's U.S. state visit.
The video will be shown at Times Square 15 times every hour from 6 am to 2 am next day, totaling 20 hours and 300 times a day. It will last till Feb. 14 with a total of 8,400 times of show time.
(By Sha Qing)