Last year, at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics, a scene was created where a representative of a Chinese minority wore a hanbok and presented the Chinese flag, sparking controversy. However, there are concerns that this controversy may be repeated at the opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games, which is four days away.
On the afternoon of the 18th, an eye-catching event took place at the International Broadcasting Center (IBC), where media from all over Asia work together in one place. The three mascots of the Hangzhou Asian Games, Tian Chen, Lian Lian, and Chung Chung, held a promotional campaign with reporters in the IBC lobby. However, next to the mascot dolls were seven helpers dressed in costumes reminiscent of Chinese ethnic groups, and among them, one woman was wearing a hanbok.
When the reporter asked an official at the scene, “Doesn’t that outfit represent the ethnic minorities in China?” the official responded, “Yes.”
Of course, it was not an official event hosted by the organizing committee, but the sight of ethnic minority helpers wearing hanbok at the International Broadcasting Center ahead of the opening of the Asian Games is a cause for concern. This is because if minority performances wearing hanbok are repeated at the opening ceremony like last year, it could escalate into an international diplomatic issue.
First of all, it is said that there were no performances involving ethnic minorities in China at the Hangzhou Asian Games opening ceremony rehearsal held privately on the evening of the 18th. However, we are paying close attention as there may be additional specific costumes and performance details that did not appear in the rehearsal.메이저놀이터
The opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games held on the 23rd is expected to feature a huge performance highlighting the rivers and canals that are the pride of this region. In addition, cutting-edge performances using virtual reality and augmented reality will be held to express China’s pride in growing into a G2 power along with the United States.