Security Beefed-Up as Taiwan’s Biggest-Ever Event is Politicized

Protests loom at a rare major sporting event in Taipei, as China continues to block Taiwan’s presence on the international stage.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/08/11
By: Edward White

Close to 10,000 police and security officers have been readied in Taiwan ahead of what organizers believe will be “inevitable” protests during the biggest international event to be held in the country.

Taipei will host the 2017 Summer Universiade – often referred to as the World University Games – from Aug. 19 to Aug. 31. With the arrival of tens of thousands of visitors to the capital and hundreds of international journalists in tow, political activists are expected to attempt to use the event to draw attention to the Taiwan independence movement and the lack of international recognition of Taiwan sovereignty.    [FULL  STORY]

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