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The week of the yellow duck hairclip... Olympic youthful cuteness

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝโ€ฆ. ๐—ข๐—น๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€

hitting Chinese social media and web shops this week

21 year young Yang Qian turned into a national celebrity almost overnight when she won 2 gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics in shooting events last week. Equally popular became her โ€˜luckyโ€™ yellow duck hairpin which she was wearing for luck at the competitions.

Several shops at the Yiwu International Trade City, ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑโ€™๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ โ€˜๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—นโ€™ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ in Yiwu, Zheijiang province and ๐—ด๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ for Chinese and worldwide e-commerce platforms, mentioned sudden soaring sales for the yellow duck clip from usually about 100 per day to 10,000โ€™s per day since Yang Qianโ€™s victories last week. Local workshops are producing until well into the night. An online shop owner on sold more than 10,000 yellow duck hairclips in just five minutes on last week Wednesday morning.

Chinese people praise Yang Qian, undergraduate student at Beijing's Tsinghua University, online for her perseverance, control and concentration at such a young age while remaining herself in cute-like youthful expressions.

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ขโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ (่Œ) ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ?

Read more about the Meng (cute) culture in China here in one of my recent linkedin posts.

Congratulations to Yang Qian for this formidable performance and 2 gold medals.

Many Chinese people are emotional with the performances of their athletes, especially during the Olympics, in positive but also negative sense. After Wang Luyao, top medal contender in the air rifle event missed disappointedly a top spot last week, she received lots of online abuse. However, as fierce as the criticism was, many more people came to her defence. The hashtag โ€œWang Luyao is still an amazing Zhejiang girlโ€ harnessed 480 million views on Weibo and 100,000 comments. Also state news outlet Peopleโ€™s Daily said โ€œTo win or to lose is normal. To train hard and love life is the best portrayal of athletes in the new era. Wang Luyao will achieve better results in the future,โ€

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