In China's traditional culture and art, the fish and water designs are
symbols of prosperity and harvest. And so Beibei carries the blessing of
prosperity. A fish is also a symbol of surplus in Chinese culture, another
measure of a good year and a good life.
The ornamental lines of the water-wave designs are taken from well-known
Chinese paintings of the past. Among the Five Friendlies, Beibei is known to be
gentle and pure. Strong in water sports, she reflects the blue Olympic ring.