An animated panda named "Bing Dwen Dwen" and a red lantern baby called "Shuey Rhon Rhon" were unveiled as mascots for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The name "Bing Dwen Dwen" is a combination of several meanings in Chinese, with "Bing" the Chinese word for "ice", and "Dwen Dwen" meaning robust and lively.
Bing Dwen Dwen is a panda encased in a full-body shell of ice. The bright-colored halo around its face represents ice and snow sport tracks.
The Paralympic mascot choice of the lantern is seen as "symbolic of harvest, warmth and light".
"Shuey" is the Chinese word for "snow" and "Rhon Rhon" means tolerance and integration.
The launch sees the end of a submission process which began on August 8, 2018 and saw more than 5,800 design proposals from China and abroad.