MASCOTS:



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Like the Five Olympic Rings, from which they draw their colour and inspiration, Fuwa has been the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace -- and good wishes from China -- to children all over the world.


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In China's traditional culture and art, the fish and water designs are symbols of prosperity and harvest.




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Huanhuan is the big brother. He is a child of fire, symbolizing the Olympic Flame and the passion of sport.




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Jingjing makes children smile -- and that's why he brings the blessing of happiness wherever he goes.



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Every spring and summer, the children of Beijing fly beautiful kites on the currents of wind that blows through the capital. The golden-winged swallow is traditionally one of the most popular.






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Like all antelopes, Yingying is fast and agile and can swiftly cover great stretches of land as he races across the earth. A symbol of the vastness of China's landscape