A drone light show promoting the Asian Games is to be held every Tuesday and Wednesday ©Hangzhou 2022

A twice-weekly drone show is to be held in Hangzhou to promote this year's Asian Games.

Following the success of a light show facilitated by 500 drones to mark the start of 2022, the Organising Committee has decided to repeat the performance every Tuesday and Wednesday.

The performances are scheduled to continue until the Asian Games open on September 10, and the drones will fly above the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre.

The Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre is the primary venue for the Asian Games, in particular the "Big Lotus" stadium.

The venue, which earned that nickname because of its petal-like cladding, is among the images depicted by the drones during the show.

Robot mascots Lianlian, Chenchen and Congcong also feature in the performance, which is made possible by Qianji Innovation Group technology.

This week's showings were cancelled because of inclement weather, and organisers have cautioned that heavy fog, strong wind and rain would all prevent future performances.

Showings will be broadcast online, while the city's civic centre has been recommended as best place for in-person viewings.

Hangzhou 2022 is set to be China's third staging of the Asian Games, following Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010.

It is part of a busy year of event hosting for China which also includes the ongoing Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympics, the Asian Youth Games in Shantou and the Chengdu 2021 Summer World University Games.

The schedule of events, which could sill be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, has also brought China's record on human rights under scrutiny.