The robot Chenchen represents the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, which is inscribed 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 joins together the Grand Canal, the Qiantang River and the world beyond the sea. It takes blue, the colour of science and technology, as the main tone. It has the Qiantang River’s tide atop its head and the Gongchen Bridge on the forehead, only leaving endless room for imagination.
Brave, intelligent, optimistic and enterprising, Chenchen symbolizes the inclusivenss of our time and connects Asia with the world.