The emblem for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou was launched in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, on Monday evening.
Called "Surging Tides", the emblem consists of six elements: a Chinese fan, the Qiantang River, a tidal bore, a running track, the Internet icon and the glowing red sun of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
On behalf of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (HAGOC), the Mayor of Hangzhou, Xu Liyi, said, "The emblem embodies the character of our times and the Olympic Spirit.
"Original and highly recognisable, the emblem also underscores the host city's profound heritage and singularity, expressing people's aspirations for staging a successful Asian Games and building a community of a shared future for Asia and mankind."
HAGOC launched a global call for the emblem design in January and received 4,263 proposals from all over China, as well as other countries and regions in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
After multiple rounds of expert reviews, "Surging Tides" by Professor Yuan Youmin of the China Academy of Art was selected and approved by the Chinese Olympic Committee and the OCA.
Yuan was born in Chaohu, Anhui province in 1971. He is also the designer of the G20 Summit held in Hangzhou in 2016.