At least two football tournaments were cancelled in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region following last month's knife attacks and explosions in China's far west.
The two tournaments, which are scheduled to take place in August and October in Urumqi and Artux, were called off by the local party committees due to security concerns.
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.