New York Mets Game Comes Alive With An Evening of Chinese Culture

The August 24, 2019 game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field in New York came alive Saturday night with Chinese culture.

The 12th annual "Evening of Chinese Culture," featuring "Discover China: Cultural Experience - The Charm of Tourism -- Chinese Culture and Tourism at the Mets," organized by Cimagine International Group LLC (CIMG) was a thrilling success. About 40,000 Mets fans enjoyed not only an exciting night of game but also a feast of the splendid culture and abundant tourism resources of China. Nearly 200 Chinese and international mainstream media including Xinhua News Agency, China News Service, Sino Vision, China Press, World Journal, PR Newswire, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox News have reported or republished the event.

Ambassador Huang Ping, Consul General of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York and other honorable guests delivered remarks at a pre-game VIP reception while the representative of Chongqing China introduced the Chongqing culture and tourist attractions.


Li Li, President of CIMG giving opening remark to the event


Ambassador Huang Ping giving remark


Co-produced by CIMG, Chongqing culture and tourism video being showcased at the event

To promote Chinese culture and tourism and deepen the exchange between the U.S. and China, the Citi Field centerfield screen displayed the Chongqing campaign video which co-produced by CIMG, "A Tour in Chongqing, A Gain in Vision. A Land of Natural Beauty, A City with Culture Appeal."

Ambassador Huang Ping presented the first pitch, marking the opening of the game in which the Mets played the Braves. Congresswoman Grace Meng; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont and Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio also sent congratulatory letters to the event.


Chinese elements being showcased throughout the game


Ambassador Huang Ping presenting the first pitch, marking the opening of the game


Ambassador Huang Ping, Mr. Kuang Lin, Mr. Peter Zhang, Ms. Li Li was interviewed by media


The Citi Field centerfield screen playing the Chinese culture and tourism video


China culture and tourism slogan and logo featuring on the ribbon LED of the Citi Field


Chongqing culture and tourism featuring on the baseline banners during the game


Fans at the China culture and tourism booths


Grand Fireworks and concert at Citi Field after the Game