GLOBALink | Swiss snowboarder Pat Burgener plans music career in China after Olympics

Published in CHINA
Thursday, 17 February 2022 15:42

Swiss snowboard star and musician Pat Burgener is planning to shine off-piste after the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. He shared with Xinhua his dream of embarking on a music tour around China following the mega sporting event.

Burgener, a two-time snowboard Olympian, finished 11th in the men's halfpipe final run on Friday. He expressed his satisfaction with the organization of the Games.

Burgener said he will leave China on Sunday to return to Switzerland, with positive memories that will last for a lifetime.

Besides snowboarding, Burgener has pursued a parallel career in music since 2014.

The 27-year-old musician and snowboarder said nothing could spoil his mood as he has already had several creative projects in store.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

GLOBALink | When Spring Festival meets Winter Olympics - Happy Lantern Festival

Published in CHINA
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 15:03

Celebrated on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, when a full moon appears in the night sky, the Lantern Festival symbolizes unity and perfection. At the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, there is also unity in another sense.

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GLOBALink | Paper pleating artworks help present charm of Winter Olympics

Published in CHINA
Tuesday, 15 February 2022 13:25

Bing Dwen Dwen, the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games' official mascot, and Shuey Rhon Rhon, mascot of the Paralympic Winter Games, are topping trends on China's Internet platforms, and the fervor for the mascots epitomizes Chinese people's increasing enthusiasm towards winter sports.

Li Xue is an inheritor of paper pleating and paper folding art in the city of Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province.

She ingeniously makes the mascots with paper after a series of procedures including selecting materials, cutting, pleating, shaping and assembling.

Li hopes her paper-pleating artwork can present the beauty of China's intangible cultural heritage and the charm of the Winter Olympics.

 

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GLOBALink | Nothing worth having comes easy: Spanish silver medallist at Beijing 2022

Published in CHINA
Tuesday, 15 February 2022 11:44

Spanish snowboarder Queralt Castellet won a silver medal in the Women's Snowboard Halfpipe on February 10 in the Beijing Winter Games.

It is the fifth Olympic medal Spain has won in its Winter Games history and its first ever silver medal.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

GLOBALink | Beijing 2022 ignites Chinese students' enthusiasm for winter sports

Published in CHINA
Monday, 14 February 2022 17:16

SHIJIAZHUANG, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games have ignited Chinese students' great enthusiasm for winter sports.

Students from a primary school in Cangzhou City, north China's Hebei Province have joined various winter sport activities during their winter vacation.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

 

GLOBALink | Check out Chinese elements at Beijing 2022

Published in CHINA
Monday, 14 February 2022 16:38

When the traditional Chinese culture meets Winter Olympics... Explore the Chinese elements at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

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GLOBALink | Decoding the opening ceremony for Beijing 2022: Torch "lighting"

Published in CHINA
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 18:09

Torch placing instead of cauldron lighting, why did the team decide to keep the flame small? The directing team of the opening ceremony tells why they embraced the bold idea.

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GLOBALink | Forest patroller protects endangered birds in south China

Published in CHINA
Tuesday, 08 February 2022 17:37

Chen Zhengping, 49, is a forest patroller in the city of Danzhou, south China's Hainan Province. As the leader of a bird protection team, he and his colleagues are dedicated to protecting endangered birds and their habitats.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

GLOBALink | When Spring Festival meets Winter Olympics - Better life

Published in CHINA
Monday, 07 February 2022 16:39

Chinese people have special food during the Chinese New Year holiday, reflecting their yearning for a better life. Hosting a green Olympic Winter Games, which coincide with the holiday, also shows China's commitment to pursuing a shared future for mankind. #GLOBALink

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GLOBALink | Beijing 2022 opening ceremony impresses audiences worldwide

Published in CHINA
Saturday, 05 February 2022 18:38

The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games officially commenced on Friday.

With incredible light shows and spectacular fireworks, delegations from 91 countries and regions gathered in Beijing to witness the Chinese capital becoming the first ever dual Olympic city in the world.

The opening ceremony, as the curtain raiser to the Games, won much praise from residents in many parts of the world.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

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