The Chinese have been hard at work engaged in peoples’ diplomacy through global sporting event,s an international relations and nationalistic win-win.. And it seems like a bright idea too on two fronts, catch the world’s future leaders whilst they are young-erm, leave a favourable mental imprint of the middle kingdom and two, show the world they are capable of hosting events of a unifying sort. This is the third Universiade China has hosted since 2001.
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Opening ceremony starts for Shenzhen Universiade
Source – China Daily, published August 12, 2011
SHENZHEN – Host China sent its biggest-ever Universiade delegation to Shenzhen where the opening ceremony of the 26th Summer Universiade is going on Friday evening.
The Chinese delegation is of 804 members, including 505 athletes from 110 universities and colleges. They are to compete in all the 24 sports and are expected to win medals in women’s football, women’s volleyball, table tennis, badminton, shooting, diving, weightlifting and archery.
The star-studded Chinese delegation includes Beijing Olympics champion Qin Kai, Lin Yue, Huo Liang, He Chong, Chen Ruolin and world champion He Zi. Read the rest of this entry »