The mascot’s name is composed of Bing (冰), the Chinese character for “ice”, and Dwen Dwen (墩墩) is a common nickname in China for children that expresses healthiness, cuteness and ingenuousness.
Bing Dwen Dwen is a panda, an emblematic animal in China, clothed in a full body suit of ice, a symbol of purity and strength. The mascot symbolises the physical and mental power of Olympians. The coloured halo surrounding its face is suggestive of ice and snow tracks, like the ones made by skates, as well as the architecture of the National Speed Skating Oval, one of the competition venues for these Games. The dynamic lines of the halo also embody the increased connectivity in the era of 5G communications. The heart shape in its left palm represents the host country’s hospitality.