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Chinese Cultural Foundation Co-Hosted The Panda Ball

New York City celebrated “The Pandas Are Coming to NYC” project with a highly successful Panda Ball held at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  


The event was sponsored by Maurice R. (“Hank”) Greenberg, Chairman of the Starr Foundation;  John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman of the Catsimatidis Family Foundation; Yue-Sai Kan, Emmy Award winner and acclaimed Chinese TV personality; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Elizabeth B. Wang, Founder of the Chinese Cultural Foundation.


Ambassador Zhang Qiyue represented China at Mr. Greenberg’s head table. The event attracted approximately 500 of New York’s most prominent business and political leaders. The Panda Project has been endorsed by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and top business, cultural, political and philanthropic representatives from both the American and Chinese communities.

Maurice R. Greenberg Remarks on the "Pandas Are Coming to NYC" Project

Maurice R. Greenberg, John A. Catsimatidis, Yue-Sai Kan, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Elizabeth B. Wang spearheaded "The Pandas Are Coming to NYC" project. This exciting endeavor will bringing much enjoyment and economic benefits to New York City.

"Pandas Are Coming to NYC" Art Exhibition  -   Xuanjin Wang
An Art Student from Beijing

Special thanks to Xu Xingtang of Xinhua News Agency, Yang Chun of CCTV, Yin Miao, Li Xiaohong of People’s Daily, Zhang Wei of China Economic Daily, Linyan Wang of China Daily, Delin Ma of China News Service, Jackie Peng, Guangfu Jiang of Phoenix TV, Liming Guan of China Press, Danling Huang of Sinovision, Mike Hong of World Journal, Danwei Wang of Tencent. Also thanks Luyi Wang and Jinshuo Zhang, Patrick McMullan of Getty Images, Jillian Nelson of Red Apple Group, Gloria Starr Kins of the Society and Diplomatic Review, and others for providing video, photo and press coverage of the event.

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