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Zhejiang political advisors seize upon Asian Games

ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: January 27, 2022 L M S


Chinese weightlifting gold medalist and Zhejiang political advisor Shi Zhiyong is interviewed during the fifth session of the 12th Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the CPPCC in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on Jan 16. [Photo by Fang Xiaoying/ezhejiang.gov.cn]

Political advisors in East China's Zhejiang province, where the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 will be held in September, voiced their expectations for the upcoming international sporting event during the fifth session of the 12th Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Hangzhou, Zhejiang on Jan 16-20.

Shi Zhiyong, 29, a weightlifter who claimed gold in the men's 73-kilogram weightlifting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, is the youngest member of the Zhejiang CPPCC committee. He said, "I will spare no effort to compete at the Asian Games. I hope all athletes can demonstrate good sportsmanship and raise people's interest in sports activities."

Shi also called on people to show openness, inclusiveness, and hospitality to the world through the Games.

Some other CPPCC members agreed that it is important to showcase traditional Chinese culture and the country's latest development to the world when hosting the Asian Games.

"We should seize upon the opportunities brought about by the Asian Games and develop some high-quality Chinese products to stimulate consumption," said Tu Hongyan, a member of the Zhejiang CPPCC committee and chairwoman of Wensli Group, a Hangzhou-based silk and textile product maker.


Wensli Group incorporates traditional patterns into modern silk products. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]

Tu noted that technology is essential to innovation and consumption. With this concept in mind, Wensli has built a digital platform called Xihu No 1, which combines advanced technologies and traditional aesthetics to launch new designs revolving around traditional Chinese culture.


Zhang Guojing, a member of the Zhejiang CPPCC committee, is interviewed by a reporter on Jan 18. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]

Zhang Guojing, chairman of West Lake Electronics Group Co Ltd, suggested launching some 5G-powered bus routes during the Asian Games to provide intelligent, convenient and safe travel services. He said the new energy and electric vehicles should be promoted for the development of an eco-friendly city.