On May 23, Ding Liren, the newly crowned world chess champion came back to Hangzhou. The Hangzhou Branch of China Qi-Yuan held a ceremony to celebrate his triumph.
Ding Liren recently won the FIDE World Championship 2023, becoming the first Chinese male world champion. This was also a milestone for the Hangzhou Branch of China Qi-Yuan in its efforts to "build a cradle of world champions".
Ding Liren officially joined the Hangzhou Branch of China Qi-Yuan in March 2021. He lives and trains in Hangzhou, which can be called his second hometown. At the celebration event, the Hangzhou Branch of China Qi-Yuan appointed him as the image ambassador for mind sports in Hangzhou, which will greatly boost the development of mind sports and the cultivation of talents in Hangzhou.