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Mascots for the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022

chinadaily.com.cn |  Updated:2020-06-12

The mascots of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 are a group of robots proclaiming the host city's profound heritage and contemporary vibrancy. The combination, "Memories of Jiangnan", derives its name from a poem by Bai Juyi, one of the most renowned poets of ancient China. The great poet of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) wrote, "When I recall Jiangnan, Hangzhou brings back most of my memories."

The three mascots are named Chenchen, Congcong and Lianlian. The trio of robots will act as the envoys of the Olympic spirit, peace and friendship. Together, they are calling out to Asia and the world, inviting everyone to meet in Hangzhou for the Asian Games 2022.



Chenchen, mascot of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]

The robot Chenchen represents the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, which is on the World Heritage list. It derives its name from the Gongchen Bridge, a landmark structure in the Hangzhou section of the Grand Canal. The bridge, with a history of over 400 years, bears beautiful memories for many generations.

Chenchen takes blue, representing science and technology, as its main color. It has the Qiantang River's tide atop its head and the Gongchen Bridge on its forehead. 

Brave, intelligent, optimistic and enterprising, Chenchen symbolizes the inclusiveness of our time and connects Asia with the world.



Lianlian, mascot of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]

The robot Lianlian represents West Lake, another World Heritage site. It derives its name from the endless lush lotus leaves on West Lake. The Chinese people love lotus leaves because they are associated with purity, nobility and peace. 

Lianlian is graceful and light-gaited, as if ambling amid the lake's misty willows, exquisite bridges and lush lotus leaves. It takes green, the color of life and nature, as its main color. Its lotus leaf-shaped headpiece is distinctively decorated with the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, a scenic view of West Lake, and an icon of the internet. 

Pure, kind, lively, cute, elegant and hospitable, Lianlian reflects a refined, graceful, harmonious and open-minded spirit and conveys the aspirations for building a community of shared future for mankind.



Congcong, mascot of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]

The robot Congcong represents the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, which are also on the World Heritage list. It derives its name from the cong jade pendant, the quintessential relic unearthed from the ruins. Exuding eternal charm, the cong jade pendant of exquisitely carved patterns is synonymous with Liangzhu culture.

Congcong is proof that Chinese civilization dates back 5,000 years. It takes yellow, the color of earth and a bumper harvest, as its main tone. As the quintessential symbol of Liangzhu culture, the ancient Taotie patterns on its head speak for indomitable courage and self-transcendence.

Determined, sincere, kind-hearted, athletic and passionate, Congcong reflects an indomitable enterprising spirit and inspires people to persevere and pursue a better life.

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