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The following descriptions of each Fuwa is from:|
http://www.rmhb.com.cn/chpic/htd ... lish/200601/9-1.htm
The Chinese "Fuwa" consists of five cute and seemingly mutually friendly dolls, each with pleasant, easily pronounced and catchy names. Putting their names together one can read out the sincere invitation of Beijing to the rest of the world: "Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni"-"Welcome to Beijing."
Among them, Beibei conveys the meaning of prosperity. In traditional Chinese cultural and art forms, the patterns of fish and water symbolize prosperity and harvest. Fish also symbolize good fortune, riches and abundance. On the forehead displaying the fish patterns of China's Neolithic Age, Beibei has a gentle and pure image, is good at water sports and represents the blue ring of the Olympic emblem.
Jingjing is a charmingly naive panda, symbolizing the harmonious co-existence of man and nature. Decorated on the forehead with a lotus flower-petal pattern from Song Dynasty porcelain, Jingjing appears simple, honest, optimistic, and full of strength; representing the black ring of the Olympic emblem.
Huanhuan, who symbolizes the Olympic Flame and the passion for sport, conveys the Olympic spirit of "Higher, Faster and Stronger." On the forehead displaying a flame pattern taken from the famous Dunhuang murals in Dunhuang city, Gansu Province, the outgoing and enthusiastic Huanhuan excels at ball games, and represents the red ring of the Olympic emblem.
Yingying is an agile and fast-running Tibetan antelope. The Tibetan antelope, unique to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is one of the first groups of animals to have been granted protection status in China. Therefore, Yingying embodies the wishes for a "green" or environmentally-friendly Olympics. The headgear Yingying wears is an integration of the decorative style of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and that of western Xinjiang. The quick-witted Yingying excels in track and field events, and corresponds to the yellow ring of the Olympic emblem.
Nini is a swallow from the sky, and her image was taken from the traditional kites in Beijing. The innocent and joyful Nini is good at gymnastics, and she represents the green Olympic ring.