Short video contest “Hello, Tianjin" launched

(| Updated : 2021-11-24

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The short video contest “Hello, Tianjin" was launched in Tianjin on Tuesday.

A grand light show represented 17 of the 617-year-old city’s landmarks and cultural icons, ranging from its canal culture,Yangliuqing Woodblock Printing, and western villas to the modern Ferris wheel "Tianjin Eye", technology parks, and green barrier building.

It created an immersive experience for watchers to learn and feel the city’s history and charm.


Light show shows Tianjin's landmarks and cultural icons.


Huo Qingshun shows his Yangliuqing Woodblock Printing at the ceremony. 

Huo Qingshun, an inheritor of Yangliuqing Woodblock Printing, painted a print featuring a plump baby holding a large fish with a lotus in the background. Yangliuqing Woodblock Printing was one of the most popular forms of New Year decorations in China, flourishing in Tianjin and the surrounding areas during a period between the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).


The ceremony also presented videos from influential scientists, such as Zhang Boli, president of the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Florence Chia-ying Yeh, a traditional Chinese literature scholar; and other celebrities including Lang Ping, the former head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team.

The contest has been with great enthusiasm online since its announcement on the Nov 9.

More than 16,500 articles have been circulated, with cumulative readers reaching 185 million. On short-video apps Douyin and Kuaisho, the topic has achieved over 10.7 million and 15.56 millon views, respectively.

Florence Chia-ying Yeh said “I like Tianjin’s people and food. It’s a wonderful choice I made to live in Tianjin.”  The remarks attracted over 100, 000 views.


A kung fu show is presented at the ceremony.


A song performed by alumni of Nankai University.


Lyu Xiaojun, an Olympic weightlifting champion, shows his training video at the ceremony. He likes visiting Tianjin Ancient Culture Street with his family and doing exercise in parks.


Zhang Zhendong, a volunteer guide from the Wudadao area, invites visitors to see over 2,000 western villas built in the 1920s and 1930s.


The robot Bin Bin introduces the Binhai New Area and performs a dance.


Guo Degang, founder of cross-talk club Deyunshe, presents a short ad-lib performance.

The competition will feature 10 special prizes worth 100,000 yuan($15,649)each! There will also be 100 first prizes, each worth 10,000 yuan; 500 second prizes, each worth 1,000 yuan; 2,000 third prizes, each worth 500 yuan.

People can attend the contest by sending videos on the topic Nihao Tianjin (Hello, Tianjin) on five platforms: Douyin, Kuaishou, WeChat, Sina Weibo, Jindouyun.