Goodbye Jakarta, Hello Hangzhou
September 2, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province: Thousands of citizens gather at Wulin Square to watch the closing ceremony of the 18th Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
China’s ancient city of Hangzhou, famous for its scenic lake and temples, will host the 2022 Asian Games. When the flag handover ceremony was held and the 8-minute “Hangzhou Time” cultural performance was staged at the ceremony, the pulse of Asia flowed through Hangzhou, and the welcome message ge was well conveyed. Cheers burst from the crowd and d the world.
The Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Commit- mittee (HAGOC) has promised an event of the “highest st possible standards,” and now HAGOC is working to o meet all expectations. The city is the third Chinese host of the continent’s premier sports event after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.