Shenzhen Universiade flame will be lit today at Qinghua University

Shenzhen Universiade flame will be lit today at Qinghua UniversityThe Universiade games organizing committee announced that Shenzhen Universiade flame will be lit today at Qinghua University of Beijing. A dry run for the torch lighting was held yesterday at the university’s campus.

Qinghua University was established in 1911, a stepping stone school for students who wants to study abroad. Since 1949, the university has trained thousands of scientist and engineers,. Wu Bangguo, Vice president Xi Jinping, President Wu and former Premier Zhu Rongji are one of the products of  Qinghua University.

The torch relay will start on May 4, the Chinese youth day on Beijing university and would reach Shenzhen university on May 10, by mainly college students carrying the torch said by the vice director of the cultural activities department of the executive office of the Games organizing committee, Yuan Chengyong.  The torch will be passed to the Guangzhou-based Zhongshan University and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies at Guangzhou University Town from the relay in Shenzhen University. Two days before Universiades opening, the relay will continue covering the downtown area of Shenzhen and Longguang District, home of the Universiade center and athletes village.

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