Sanya is named among top 10 Chinese tourist cities
The awards ceremony for the worldwide cyber-selection event entitled "2010 Chinese City Rankings — Top Chinese Tourist Cities" was held Tuesday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. CRI Director-General Wang Gengnian, State Council Information Office Vice Minister Qian Xiaoqian and China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) Vice Chairman Zhu Shanzhong have been invited to present the awards to the winning cities at the ceremony.

During the past several months, ten cities have won the highest number of cyber votes and have finally been selected as the "Top Chinese Tourist Cities". They are Harbin, Hangzhou, Mt. Huangshan, Jinan, Kashgar, Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County, Luoyang, Sanya, Suzhou and Xi’an.

In his address at the ceremony, CRI Director-General Wang Gengnian said that the activity received active participation from Internet users around the world. He also mentioned that the activity was highly praised by ambassadors, government officials and netizens from other countries, and provided an important channel for foreigners to learn more about China.

Vice Minister of the State Council Information Office Qian Xiaoqian said the event embraces new promotion methods, one that honors the will and initiative of netizens. She stressed that the activity successfully introduced to audiences worldwide a China with a long history and culture that is developing along with the world.

Vice Chairman of CNTA Zhu Shanzhong said that through the activity, Chinese cities have made a deep impression on prospective overseas visitors,which will in turn arouse their personal desire to visit and experience China.

The cyber-selection event, entitled "2010 Chinese City Rankings — Top Chinese Tourist Cities", is sponsored by China Radio International under the guidance of the State Council Information Office and the China National Tourism Administration. Launched on April 12, the activity witnessed active participation from over 80 Chinese cities. The cyber votes totaled 5,642,598, and 5,213,829 of them were from CRI Online’s foreign language websites.

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