Students from Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture stage an ethnic singing and dancing performance at the launch ceremony on Aug 9. [Photo/hangzhou.com.cn]
Students from East China’s Zhejiang province and Southwest China’s Sichuan province gathered in Hangzhou on Aug 9 to celebrate the 19th Asian Games, local media outlets reported.
Over the next half month, nearly 200 children from the Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province will kick off a study trip revolving around the Asian Games in Hangzhou.
At the launch ceremony, students from Garze staged an ethnic singing and dancing show, express their excitement about visiting Hangzhou. Students from Hangzhou also sent gifts to welcome their friends from afar.
Tang Caibin, principal of the Qian Xuesen School in Hangzhou, shared Decoding 2022 – What to Know about the Asian Games at the launch ceremony. The book teaches about the Asian Games, reviewing the history of the Games and detailing the competition events.
A student from Garze said that before the launch ceremony, they visited the gymnasium and natatorium of the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center, which he was extremely impressed by and fully met his expectations.
The study trip, revolving around the mascots of the Asian Games, will combine modern technology with history and culture to thread together local cultural landmarks such as the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, West Lake, Gongchen Bridge on the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the Hangzhou branch of the National Archives of Publications and Culture, and China’s first robot town, Xiaoshan Robot Town.
Participants take a group photo. [Photo/hangzhou.com.cn]