When Language Services Meet Traditional Handicrafts — BFSU 2022 Winter Olympic Volunteers Celebrate Lunar New Year through Handmade Art



More than 900 teachers and students from Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) have volunteered and provided language services at the upcoming Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. At this time of Chinese Spring Festival, through making traditional handicrafts, they have helped foreign athletes understand Chinese culture, Chinese image and Chinese stories.

Staff of the National Speed Skating Oval have thoughtfully provided Kongming Locks and needle felting. Wang Xinyue, a 2021 graduate majored in Dutch and a member of the BFSU volunteer team, said: “Kongming Locks are fascinating because they can stand entirely by structural connections between the parts without nails or ropes. The locks are small, but they require much effort to assemble and offer a great impression on the subtlety of mortise and tenon.”

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