Chinese community in Belgium sends best wishes for Beijing Winter Olympics – Xinhua English.news.cn

Guests attend an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, January 25, 2022. The overseas Chinese community in Belgium launched an event in Antwerp on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Games Beijing Winter Olympics. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

BRUSSELS, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) — Ten days before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the overseas Chinese community in Belgium on Tuesday kicked off a celebration of sports spectacle in Antwerp, the second-largest city ​​in Belgium.

Cao Zhongming, Chinese Ambassador to Belgium, said in a video speech: “The Beijing Winter Olympics, which revealed their motto as ‘Together for a Shared Future’, vividly demonstrates the Olympic spirit and the concept of a community with a shared future for humanity, bringing warmth, confidence and courage to people around the world.”

Peter Wouters, deputy mayor of Antwerp responsible for sport, sent his congratulations to the hosts of the Games.

“On behalf of my city, I would like to warmly congratulate China. China sees sports as a way to become a pioneer, and by hosting the Winter Olympics, Beijing has created another first, which has become the first “double Olympic city” in the world,” he added. he said.

This event included the opening ceremony of a painting exhibition entitled “Sunrise in the East: Auspicious Winter Olympics”, which will present a dozen paintings and works by the famous Belgian painter of Chinese origin Yao Yizhi.

The artist’s signature work “Sunrise in the East: Auspicious Winter Olympics” will be donated to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games by the Chinese community in Belgium.

Olympic mascots, posters and postcards were also on display and discussions, networking exchanges and New Year celebrations welcoming the Year of the Tiger took place during the event.

A painting depicting winter sports by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi is displayed during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, January 25, 2022. The Chinese community of overseas in Belgium kicked off an event in Antwerp on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Guests pose for a photo during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, Jan. 25, 2022. Overseas Chinese community in Belgium kicked off an event in Antwerp on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Guests look at a painting depicting winter sports by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, January 25, 2022. The Chinese community overseas in Belgium kicked off an event on Tuesday in Antwerp to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Peter Wouters, Antwerp’s deputy mayor for sports, addresses an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, January 25, 2022. The overseas Chinese community in Belgium kicked off an event in Antwerp on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a show of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Peter Wouters (L), deputy mayor of Antwerp for sports, and Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi unveil a painting named ‘Sunrise in the East: Auspicious Winter Olympics’, during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, Jan. 25, 2022. Overseas Chinese community in Belgium kicked off an event in Antwerp on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

A service robot passes during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, January 25, 2022. The overseas Chinese community in Belgium launched an event in Antwerp on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a show of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

A guest takes photos during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, January 25, 2022. The overseas Chinese community in Belgium launched an event in Antwerp on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

A guest looks at a painting depicting winter sports by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, January 25, 2022. The Chinese community overseas in Belgium kicked off an event on Tuesday in Antwerp to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Musicians perform traditional Chinese music during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, Jan. 25, 2022. Overseas Chinese community in Belgium launched an event on Tuesday in Antwerp to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon are displayed during an event to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, January 25, 2022. The overseas Chinese community in Belgium kicked off an event Tuesday in Antwerp to celebrate the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. The event includes an exhibition of paintings by Chinese-born Belgian painter Yao Yizhi, showcasing winter sports and traditional Chinese painting techniques, a performance of Beijing 2022 Olympic mascots, posters and postcards, and celebrations to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

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