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. This great poet of the Tang Dynasty wrote, "When I recall Jiangnan, Hangzhou brings back most of my memories." The name itself speaks volumes about Hangzhou's heritage, scenic splendor and drive for innovation.
The mascots of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, transcending time and space, inspire everyone to reach for their dreams. They stand for not only the joy of sports but the culmination of cultural and economic development, so much so that they agree with the character of Hangzhou and proudly join the ranks of the emblem and slogan of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022. The three mascots are named Chenchen, Congcong and Lianlian. This 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.
The robot Congcong represents the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, which is also inscribed on the World Heritage list. It derives its name from the Cong jade pendant – the quintessential relic unearthed from the Ruins. Exuding the eternal charm, this Cong jade pendant of exquisitely carved patterns is synonymous with the Liangzhu culture.
Congcong is proof of the 5,000-year Chinese civilisation. It takes yellow, the colour of earth and bumper harvest, as the main tone. As the quintessential symbol of the Liangzhu culture, theTaotie 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 better life.
The robot Lianlian represents the West Lake, another World Heritage site. It derives its name from the lakeful of lush lotus leaves. The Chinese people love lotus leaves because they are associated with purity, nobleness and peace.
Lianlian is graceful and light-gaited, as seen ambling amid the lake’s misty willows, exquisite bridges and lush lotus leaves. It takes green, the colour of life and nature, as its main tone. Its lotus leaf-shaped headpiece is distinctively decorated with the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, a scenic view of the West Lake, and the icon of 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.