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'Little Olympics' spotlights China-Taiwan tensions

Even thought it is hosting the World University Games, Taiwan has to compete as "Chinese Taipei"

Residents walking past the Taipei Arena on Aug 9 as it displays promotional material for the upcoming World University Games. The event will draw more than 7,000 student athletes to Taipei for two weeks from Saturday, to compete in a variety of sports.


TAIWAN is about to host its largest-ever sporting event, attracting thousands of athletes from around the world, but the World University Games, dubbed the "Little Olympics", has highlighted tensions with China and Taiwan's struggle for international recognition.