President Xi declares 14th National Games open


National flag escorters march at the opening ceremony of the 14th Chinese National Games in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province, yesterday. President Xi Jinping announced the Games open at the ceremony. More than 12,000 athletes compete in the finals stage of the Games, billed as “mini-Olympics” in the country. Among them 178 are from Shenzhen. (Shenzhen Daily)