The Chinese artist famed for designing the Beijing 2008 Olympic mascots dies of ‘severe cold’ amid sudden surge in Covid-19 cases straining the nation’s healthcare system. Photo: SCMP Composite
The Chinese artist famed for designing the Beijing 2008 Olympic mascots dies of ‘severe cold’ amid sudden surge in Covid-19 cases straining the nation’s healthcare system. Photo: SCMP Composite

Beijing 2008 Olympics mascot designer Wu Guanying dies in capital amid rumours that Covid-19 caused his death

  • In his last social media posting, the 67-year-old retired Tsinghua University professor said ‘We should all be careful’
  • Health facilities in Beijing and other Chinese cities have been placed under tremendous stress since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted

The Chinese artist famed for designing the Beijing 2008 Olympic mascots dies of ‘severe cold’ amid sudden surge in Covid-19 cases straining the nation’s healthcare system. Photo: SCMP Composite
The Chinese artist famed for designing the Beijing 2008 Olympic mascots dies of ‘severe cold’ amid sudden surge in Covid-19 cases straining the nation’s healthcare system. Photo: SCMP Composite
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