Alex Hua Tian, Ambassador for the Asian Games
Alex Hua Tian was invited to be the Ambassador for the Asian Games held in November 2010 in his home city of Guangzhou in Southern China. The Executive Mayor of Guangzhou held a press conference to announce the appointment.
The Asian Games is the largest sporting event in the world with 43 countries, 42 sports, over 13,000 athletes, with an avid viewership of around 4 billion. Following the successful holding of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Asian Games is a big news in China.
Mr. Xu Ruisheng, Executive Mayor of Guangzhou said：“We have chosen Alex as our ambassador because he represents a new generation of sporting star. He has not only made a major impact in his own sport internationally at such a young age, but is also a trend setter among his millions of Chinese fans. He really is 'one in a billion'". (See Alex's page on the Asian Games website).
Alex's visit to Guangzhou was widely reported in the Chinese press. China Daily reported: "People mostly see Beijing and Shanghai, but Guangzhou is just as significant," said ...Hua, who always dresses in a tailor-made black suit at social functions. By the time he became a Guangzhou citizen in 2008, he was ranked 21st in the equestrian world. That excellence put him in the spotlight as the image ambassador for Guangzhou, which is vying for international attention equal to that of domestic counterparts Beijing and Shanghai. Various reports: