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.


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


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


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


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.


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