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Shenzhen wasted billions on World University Games, audit finds

Shenzhen lost 12.8 billion yuan (HK$15.7 billion) on the World University Games last year, a review by the city's auditor has found.

Saturday, 29 December, 2012, 5:11am 3 comments

Details emerge in graft investigation into former Shenzhen vice-mayor

More details about a graft probe into former Shenzhen vice-mayor Liang Daoxing emerged yesterday after party disciplinary authorities in Guangdong formally announced last week that he was under investigation for corruption.

4 Dec 2012 - 4:08am

Shippers face tough controls on cargo

Shenzhen exporters and importers will face tougher restrictions on the movement of cargo starting next week as a result of the World University Games that begin on August 12.

The measures aim to restrict the number of vehicles on Shenzhen roads during the Games.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Expulsions 'vital' to the success of university games

Expelling more than 80,000 migrants deemed security risks from Shenzhen and taking other tough measures ahead of next month's world university games were vital to ensure China would not be embarrassed in front of the world, according to the city's Communist Party boss.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Get set, ready, and . . . go!

Universiade is just around the corner. The multi-sports event for university students, which is held every two years, is scheduled for Shenzhen in August. This gives Hong Kong athletes a geographical advantage. Their friends and relatives can easily visit to watch them compete.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen warns workers against rallies during Universiade games

Authorities in Shenzhen have warned workers that any petition or rallies over unpaid wages during a five-month period including the upcoming Universiade games could be regarded as criminal acts.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Scepticism in Shenzhen at hosting of student Games

Is Shenzhen ready to embrace the 2011 Universiade, also known as the world university games, next summer?

That's the question on the mind of many of the city's residents, and they haven't necessarily been assuaged by neighbouring Guangzhou's successful hosting of the Asian Games last month.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Funds for sporting white elephants would be better spent on residents

Beijing had its Olympics and Shanghai will have its Expo, so from now on no mainland metropolis feels complete without an extravagant international assemblage.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Test run gives Harbin high hopes

The determined young skiers and snowboarders of northern China will have the perfect 'dry run' for the anticipated Winter Olympics when Harbin stages the 24th Winter Universiade in 2009.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

An unforgettable sporting experience

The 47 students selected to represent Hong Kong at the Summer Universiade in Turkey can expect an unforgettable experience and a unique opportunity to meet young people from 170 countries.

More than 6,000 student athletes from around the globe will travel to host city Izmir this week to take part in the world's second biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics.

10 Aug 2005 - 12:00am