emblem is in the shape of "U" composed of the
numeral "21", representing the 21st Universiade.
The powerful outline of the emblem radiates a kinetic energy,
symbolizing the Olympic spirit of " Higher, Faster,
Stronger". The emblem flutters like a colorful ribbon,
reflecting the warm welcome Chinese people offer the athletes
from all over the world. The overall design delivers the
subtle appeal of Chinese calligraphy. The design of the
emblem fully contains the spiritual charm of the Chinese
calligraphy, embodies the cultural foundations of China
with 5000-year-history, and stresses the traditional Chinese
Yangtze crocodile is one of China's most treasured animals.
It is named "Lala", meaning "cheer on".
The Crocodile, the living fossil, symbolizes China's march
into the new century. An active, lovely, humorous and friendly
cartoon character that is full of adolescence is created
by the means of personification. It shows the vigor of the
confident, diligent and challenging Chinese colleges students.
"Lala" welcomes the friends from all over the
world with its lovely smiling figure.