Shenzhen Shuts Down 156 Companies for its Green Universiade

By intern reporter Qu Yunxu

(Shenzhen) – Shenzhen City authorities, the host city of the 11-day 2011 Summer Universiade in eastern China's Guangdong Province, announced the shutdown of 156 enterprises after kicking off the university games on August 12.

City authorities forcibly closed 156 companies which failed the environmental assessment, as part of its environmental goals, according to a statement by the Habitat Environment Committee (HEC) of Shenzhen City.

(The opening ceremony of the 26th Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen, August 12. /Xinhua)

The local authorities have launched an overall environmental campaign as well as ten other designated city-wide actions since 2007, including a "Green Commuting" campaign to reduce single-passenger commutes and increase investment in new-energy public vehicles.

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