A video that promises to make viewers fall in love with Chengdu in 90 seconds has been making its rounds online, receiving praise for its creators.
The animation features dancing chili peppers escaping from a hot pot to party around the city, enjoying somoe of the most notable traditions of Sichuanese cultlure, including face-changing at the opera, drinking tea in the tea fields, and then flying by the Global Center.
The video was created by a group of five young IT employees who call themselves "Chengdu IT Sisters." The women said that they were inspired to start working on the video after they saw the "9 Minutes to Know about Chengdu" video last summer.
This video, created by "Chengdu IT Man," gives a nine-minute overview of Chengdu's history and current economic and social situation (in English and Chinese).
The IT Sisters, co-workers at the Chengdu Hengfeng Animation Company (成都恒风动漫制作公司), decided they would release their own short promotional video about Chengdu before the Fortune Global Forum this June and worked on it during their free time for half a year.
After the warm reaction to the first video, the IT Sisters hope to create another video featuring kung fu peppers.
Although most of the hundreds of comments on the Youku post of the IT Sisters' video were positive, some were cynical: "This is all in the past, now the calling card of the city is exhaust, exhaust, exhaust."