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An Invitation from famous south city in China: Welcome to Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games!

Baku, June 5, AZERTAC

Recently, on the shores of the West Lake and the Qiantang River, a warm and sincere invitation has been sent to the world: the mascot global collection activities of Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games have been officially launched. Applicants from all the world are welcomed to participate in the design of the mascot, as to contribute their wisdom and strength to the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games and to create a brand-new and classic mascot image.

The 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 10 to 25, 2022. The mascot, as an important part of the brand image and landscape of large-scale sports events, is the liveliest visual image symbol, which has been welcomed and loved by the public.

The design of the mascot of Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games requires the perfect combination of Olympic spirit and Chinese cultural values. As the host city of the Asian Games, it reflects the historical, humanistic, innovative and the dynamic aspects of Hangzhou, and shows the city’s spirit of “dream, innovation, joy and perseverance”. It shows a good wish to build a community of Asian and human destiny, as to win the universal recognition and love of the people from different cultural backgrounds.

The mascot collection will last for 3 months, and the event will be completed on July 15th, then enter the judging stage, which will eventually come out the mascot selection plan for the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. The result of the mascot collection is scheduled to be released by the end of 2019. The final winning plan will receive a RMB 120,000 bonus. For the relevant progress and collection details, you can check the official website of Hangzhou Asian Group Committee: www.hangzhou2022.cn .

According to the official website of the Hangzhou Asian Games Committee, the Hangzhou Asian Games is the third Asian Games held by China after Beijing and Guangzhou. At present, 37 major competitions have been confirmed, including 28 Olympic projects and 9 non-Olympic projects, and 55 competition venues and facilities. As the Asian Games have an effect on urban development, Hangzhou will make full use of this chance to strengthen the construction of urban comprehensive transportation infrastructure, enhance the quality of citizens' civilization, fully display the image of Hangzhou city, and prepare for the Asian Games with the concept of this Asian Games—— “green, intelligent, economical and civilized”. The process to prepare for the Asian Games will be a process of promoting the high-quality development of Hangzhou. Officials of the Hangzhou Asian Games Committee confirm that by 2022, more than 450 kilometers of subway lines will be opened in the city, 5G communication and pilotless driving will be used in this Asian Games, which fully reflects the concept of green and intelligent of Hangzhou Asian Games. At that time, Hangzhou will bring a high-tech intelligent sports event to all Asia and the world.

Hangzhou is a beautiful and prosperous city along the southeast coast of China. The West Lake, like a bright pearl, is inlaid in the center of this city, attracts numerous visitors every day. The Qiantang River passes through the south of the city, with its raging tide, endowed the city and the people with the spirit of courage, openness, and mutual prosperity.

Hangzhou has won the reputation of “paradise on earth” for its beautiful scenery. Meanwhile, she is also a city with innovative and dynamic due to its advanced technology and leading digital economy. Many high-tech Internet companies like Alibaba and NetEase are born and grow in this city. She has held the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit, 2018 World Short Pool Swimming Championship and other major conferences and competitions. Let's look forward to 2022, Hangzhou and the Asian Games!

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