OLYMPICS / Relay Cities

Paralympic flame to visit Shanghai

Updated: 2008-08-31 22:03


WUHAN  -- The Beijing Paralympic flame will continue its China tour in Shanghai on Monday, the third leg of the "Modern China" route after the relay concluded in central China's Wuhan city.

Related readings:
 She who lights the Paralympic flame
 Premier Wen lights Beijing Paralympic flame at Temple of Heaven

The Shanghai leg will start in the college park of Shanghai Songjiang New Town.

Situated on the bank of the Yangtze River Delta and nicknamed "Paris of the East", Shanghai is considered as one of the most vibrant cities of the world and the most modern city in China.

The well-known booming metropolis city boasts of its modern infrastructure and the progressive outlook.

The Beijing Paralympic torch relay covers 13,181 kilometers in nine days passing 11 cities which are selected from provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of China.

The relay will be along two routes, namely the route of "modern China" and the route of "ancient China".

The "Modern China" route running through Shenzhen, Wuhan, Shanghai, Qingdao and Dalian will showcase the country's achievements in its modernization drive in recent decades.

The quadrennial Paralympic Games made its debut in Rome in 1960 and have been successfully held for 12 times.

The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games will run from September 6 to 17,attracting more than 4,200 athletes from 148 countries and regions.

Comments of the article(total ) Print This Article E-mail