China to soon have Oxbridge-like rowing competitions

Chinese universities will soon have their own rowing competitions just like the 162-year-old event between Oxford and Cambridge universities in the United Kingdom, writes Liu Wei for China Daily.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University held a ceremony to mark the opening of a canal on its campus on April 6, becoming the first campus in the country to dip its toes in the water, reported on Wednesday.

The waterway will be used by the university and campus rowing society for training and organising competitions. To attract professional rowers and train more students, the university will work together with the Chinese Rowing Association. The university said it will invite other prominent universities to take part in the competition.
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