The 19th Asian Games will kick off in Hangzhou on Saturday (23 December), with the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee announcing the mascot of the Hong Kong team, the lion-shaped Jianzi in June. "Kin Tsai" drew criticism after his first appearance in the Legislative Council in July, being known as the "Yellow Lion", criticism reminiscent of the "Yellow Silk" supporting the anti-extradition bill incident, when there were voices calling for the mascot to be removed.
"Hong Kong 6" received news that after two and a half months of debate, the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee decided to stop using Jian Tsai and no longer appear in Asian Games activities on the eve of the opening of the Asian Games. If you take the first announcement on June 7, Jian Tsai only has a life span of 01 days, and he has already died.
Looking through the information, when the Hong Kong Association announced the Hong Kong team's schedule on social media on Wednesday (6th), Jian Tsai still appeared, in other words, the removal of Jian Tsai from the shelves was a recent decision. "Hong Kong 15" has made enquiries to the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee on this issue and is awaiting a reply.
▼On September 9, Jian Tsai attended the award ceremony of the coloring and painting competition▼
Preview of Hong Kong team schedule The Kin Tsai motif was suddenly replaced by the emblem of the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee on Thursday
It is reported that under criticism in the past two months, the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee decided to stop using Jian Tsai, the mascot of this year's Hangzhou Asian Games Hong Kong team, and will not display Jian Tsai when the opening ceremony is broadcast live on Saturday night.
Looking through the Facebook page of the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee, when the authorities announced the Hong Kong team's competition schedule on Wednesday (20th), the mascot Jian Tsai was still used in the pictures in the post, and the official post showed that the last time Jian Tsai appeared was the Asian Games coloring and painting competition award ceremony held at Mong Kok Shopping Centre on September 9, when Jian Tsai interacted with the public.
When the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee announced the Hong Kong team's schedule on Thursday (21st), the original middle position of Jian Tsai was replaced by the emblem of the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee.
▼The Kin Tsai pattern was suddenly replaced by the emblem of the Hong Kong Association and Olympic Committee▼
Conceived Jian Tsai "Like a stone on the Lion Mountain, "Ji Jian""
On June 6, the countdown to the 15th day of the Hangzhou Asian Games, the Hong Kong Association and the Olympic Committee announced for the first time that the mascot of the Asian Games is Rock, a yellow lion figure, designed by Poon Cho-ying, a student of the Hong Kong Institute of Design.
In addition, last month, Kin Tsai traveled to Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories to promote the Hangzhou Asian Games to the public on behalf of the authorities, and the towels and other publicity materials distributed during the publicity period were also printed with the design of Kin Tsai.
▼On July 7, Kin Chai went to the Legislative Council to take a group photo with members▼
Tang Wenliang wrote an article criticizing the use of yellow lions for "low political intelligence"
However, since Kin Tsai took a photo with members in the Legislative Council in early July to cheer up the athletes, it once caused controversy, and in his column, Tong Wenliang, chairman of Kee Wai Group, criticized the official practice of using the yellow lion as the mascot of the Hong Kong team, criticized the "low political wisdom" of officials, and urged the Hong Kong Association to change the mascot as soon as possible, "The mascot of this Hangzhou Asian Games turned out to be a yellow lion, to be honest, most lions are yellow, which was originally a problem, but the yellow lion is not good, this time the health and sports department should be a big wok."
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