As the mascots of Hangzhou Asian Games, Congcong, Chenchen and Lianlian, joined Deqing teenagers engaged in the funny basketball flash mob at the 3V3 basketball gym in Deqing County, Hangzhou at 10:00 am yesterday.
Thirty students from Deqing County Experimental Primary School sang The Most Beautiful Scenery, a song for the promotion of Hangzhou Asian Games, along with the mascots on the site. Then, six young basketball players participated in a funny & intense basketball match at the 3V3 basketball gym. The wonderful match was accompanied by melodious rhythm and the flash mob enabled the citizens of Deqing to feel the passion and vitality of Hangzhou Asian Games.
“Asian Games Promotion Tour to Ten Cities by Geely”, a large-scale cultural promotion activity, has recently reached Nanjing to exchange experiences on how to stage large-scale international events and share the ethos of the Asian Games. On the way to Nanjing, the organizer specially launched the flash mob in Deqing, one of the competition venues of Hangzhou Asian Games, with a purpose to make the Asian Games penetrate into the life of Deqing citizens.
A group of elderly people wearing roller skates slide in a beautiful arc on the ground in Hangzhou West Lake Third Park every Thursday morning. Among them, the most attractive one is 89-year-old Xu Guoming labeled as “Roller Skating Youth” with white hair.
Xu Guoming has been keen on roller skating since he was a child. After his retirement, he resumes this sport and has insisted on it for more than 40 years. The nearly-90-year-old man’s face is always with a brilliant smile, regardless of the difficulty movements like the “mini-train” sliding movement which features twist and turn forwards and backwards, double skating of “Flying Side by Side” together with his teammates, or sliding while twisting the neck.
In addition to health and happiness, Xu Guoming is the oldest member in the West Lake Elderly Roller Skating Team, and one of founders. His love for roller skating has infected the team members, and many of them regard him as an idol. Luo Chenfa, the current captain, said: “89-year-old Xu Guoming is still willing to participate in roller skating, and his spirit has encouraged more people to do so.”
Besides Thursdays, the West Lake Elderly Roller Skating Team is active in the region of the West Lake Third Park every day, attends the national fitness and greets Hangzhou Asian Games in their own way to convey the charm of roller skating to more people. From this group of “wind-chasing old boys”, we can see that, roller skating is not just a sport, and it is also the challenging spirit that goes beyond oneself and sets no limits in life.
In recent days, “Exciting Hangzhou” ICBC Cup National Gymnastics Championships 2022 has been in full swing, bringing the strength & beauty sports competition to spectators. The splendid sports show in Huanglong Sports Centre Gymnasium created one climax after another for the on-site atmosphere.
The light show in the warm-up link lit up the arena. When the newly-added spectator interaction link appeared in the large funnel-shaped screen, everyone proactively stood up to carry out interaction.
This large funnel-shaped screen is designed by referring to the most beautiful standard venue of NBA, adopting the integrated rectangular & oval funnel-shaped design, with no gaps or blind angles in 360 degrees, which can meet the traditional split screen function, achieve the full-screen playing, create better competition atmosphere, and improve the appreciation and entertainment of the event.
One hundred sets of combined light balls around the funnel-shaped screen are kinetic energy balls, which can fluctuate and change colors with the music. This kind of kinetic energy balls can only be found in the Olympics and individual world champions, described as high-end design.
In addition, the awarding link also specially set up the athletes’ exclusive appearance pictures to show the elegant demeanor of champions and render the sense of ceremony of the game.
The sports display team hopes that, the scene is full of atmosphere through a series of details, and the competition information is conveyed to spectators from different perspectives and in various ways, to create the passionate atmosphere and integrate the competitive gymnastics into the spectators in the form of the stage. This movie-level viewing experience makes the competition popular and attracts more people to understand and participate in gymnastics.
With the theme of “revitalizing the industry based on the city and sharing integrated development”, the Fifth Hangzhou International Day opened along Qiantang River on the morning of September 5. High-level achievements as a result of the opening-up policies displayed on the exhibition attracted high-quality resources and elements from around the world, making a strong impetus for Hangzhou to build a world-class modern international socialist metropolis.
Liu Xin, the mayor of Hangzhou, addressed the opening ceremony. The mayor of Boston in the United States, mayor of Dresden in Germany and other representatives from various countries, extended their congratulations via online videos. Korean Consul General delivered a speech on the site. Then, Hangzhou signed an online memorandum of understanding for friendly exchanges with Cartagena (Colombia) and Krefeld (Germany) respectively.
Hangzhou has been dedicated to building the Capital of International Cultural Exchanges based on the concept of “nurturing the city with culture”, has aggregated the resources for the development of digital economy through reform and innovation, and has promoted the establishment of market-oriented, law-based and international-standard business operation environment through market integration, said Liu Xin. Availing the opportunity of Asian Games, Hangzhou sincerely invites friends from all over the world to come to the city for exchanges and cooperations.
In addition, the theme exhibition comprehensively displayed the achievements of the high-quality integrated development of Hangzhou West Science and Innovation Corridor. The participated representatives also visited Xixi Park of Alibaba and other high-tech parks to experience Hangzhou’s vitality in innovation on the site.
Yantangshan Tunnel, the longest tunnel of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway, has recently been cut through, indicating a major breakthrough of the project and making a solid foundation for the construction of electing beams and ballastless track in the next stage.
Located in the region of Jiande (Hangzhou), Yantangshan Tunnel is one of the key and difficult projects of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway. With a total length of 2,586.7 m, the tunnel runs through low mountainous region with complicated landform, making it difficult and risky for the construction. Tight schedule and tough local coordination also contributed to the difficulty of the construction. The strict information-based control and the application of multiple precise technologies ensured the smooth progress of the tunnel construction.
After the completion of the project, there will be multiple-point & multiple-channel connection between Quzhou and Hangzhou. The railway will relieve the traffic pressure of Shanghai-Kunming Railway, shore up the development of Hangzhouxi Railway Station Hub and boost urban integration of Hangzhou and Quzhou. Also, it is of great significance to the high-quality development and construction of the common prosperity demonstration area in West Zhejiang.
Qiaodai Line-Dailin Road Section Elevated Road of the south extension (Hangzhou Beltway-Middle Ring Road Section) project of Shidai Avenue in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou was put into test run on September 5. With a length of the main line of 5.75 km, the elevated road section, upon opening to traffic, can not only effectively relieve the traffic jam of the ground-level freight channel, but also greatly facilitate the transportation of the surrounding residents. The driving time from Daicun to downtown Hangzhou has been reduced by half an hour from over one hour formerly.
“93% of the main work of the south extension project of Shidai Avenue has been completed. We will proceed with the construction of the remaining project, keep to the timetable and strive to open the whole road by the end of September”, according to the relevant person in charge of Hangzhou Municipal Construction Committee.
With continuous increase of the total length of fast roads, Hangzhou has improved transportation efficiency and accelerated the process of building an international metropolis.