'100 Reasons to Love Beijing' short-video contest launched

Updated: Sep 28, 2023 By Du Juan Print
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The 4th "100 Reasons to Love Beijing" short-video contest was launched in Beijing on Wednesday.

The contest, co-hosted by the Information Office of Beijing Municipality and China Daily, aims to encourage global netizens to tell stories about the capital city from their own perspectives.

The contest has been held annually since 2020. It has received nearly 6,000 short videos and has attracted more than 3,000 international contestants in the past three years, said Xu Hejian, director of the Information Office of Beijing Municipality at the launching ceremony held on Wednesday evening.

"Through the collection of short videos and comic illustrations, we expect to enable more foreign friends to experience Beijing, and share its unique charm with more people at home and abroad," said Liu Weiling, deputy editor-in-chief of China Daily, at the event.

Francesco Faiola, an expert at the International Cooperation Bureau of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, expressed his reaction when he saw the name of the event that "100 reasons to fall in love with Beijing." "Are 100 reasons enough?" he recalled.

This year's contest carries the theme of "In Beijing". Contestants can submit their works via the website and China Daily's new media platform.

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