Security Top Concern for Shenzhen Summer Universiade
According to Southern Metropolis Daily, residents near the main stadium of Shenzhen Universiade were asked to leave their homes during five hours of the opening ceremony on August 12 and were given three options:
a) Participate in government organized activities, e.g. , group watching event of the opening ceremony live broadcast.
b) Do govt-arranged trips
c) If a resident insists on staying at home, city govt will have security personnel keep his/her company during the period.
Though they’re asked to leave, residents are encouraged to keep their lights on during the ceremony, a sign indicating these people are at home, and each household will receive over 300 yuan for their absence.
The recent decree came after an operation from the beginning of 2011 staged by Shenzhen police, whose aim was to expel 80,000 ‘high-risk’ people from the city, mainly the migrants without a hukou.
The 2011 Shenzhen Summer Universiade will be held from August 12-23.
- WSJ – Unease in ‘Happy Guangdong’
- South Metropolis Daily – Residents asked to leave homes for 5 hrs during the Universiade opening (Chinese)
- Shenzhen News Net via Sina – 80,000 ‘high-risk’ people to be expelled from Shenzhen (Chinese)