HK Chief Executive to attend Universiade opening

Updated: 2011-08-12 13:16


HK Chief Executive to attend Universiade opening

Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, July 15, 2011 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]

HONG KONG - Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang will attend the opening ceremony of the 2011 Summer Universiade on Friday, according to a release by the government's Information Services Department.

During Tsang's absence, Henry Tang, the Chief Secretary for Administration Mr, will be the Acting Chief Executive.

Nearly 8,000 athletes from over 150 countries or regions are expected to participate in the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen, southern city of China.

The Hong Kong, China, delegation comprises 102 athletes who will participate in 15 sports programs, including archery, athletics, badminton, diving, fencing, windsurfing, table tennis and taekwondo, etc.


About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is located at the southern tip of the Chinese mainland on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Pearl River and neighbors Hong Kong.

The brainchild of Deng Xiaoping, the country's first special economic zone was established here by the Chinese Government in 1980. It has been a touchstone for China's reform and opening-up policy since then.