Flash mob with Chinese, U.S. cultural features debuts in Washington D.C.

2016-09-06 03:19:43 GMT2016-09-06 11:19:43(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- A massive flash mob highlighting Chinese and U.S. cultural marks was performed on the Ellipse lawn in front of the White House, in celebration of the 2016 China-U.S. Tourism Year.

Hundreds of participants voluntarily joined the event, which was part of the China-U.S. Tourism Year programs. There were also performances of Chinese martial arts, traditional Shaoxing Opera, Chinese dances, western ballroom dances, and opera.

Among the participants was Adrian Frank, a teenager at a Kung Fu team from New York, who entertained the audience by displaying his Chinese Kung Fu. He told Xinhua that he's been practising Kung Fu for 12 years.

"I like the mixed cultures. The American and Chinese cultures are so different, but yet they fit perfectly together," said Frank.

Annie Shen, a young girl who has been a Kung Fu student for two years, joined Frank in the show. She said this practice made her feel cool and healthy.

"When I told my friends about Kung Fu, they don't know what it is usually. But when I explain to them, they think it's really cool," Shen said.

For the 2016 China-U.S. Tourism Year, governments of both countries have adopted a series of measures to boost tourism. China is now the fourth largest source of foreign visitors to the United States, while the United States has become the third largest source of foreign visitors to China.